ACP 2019 - Atlanta Legal Aid Exhibition

Be a part of the 4th Annual “Picturing Justice” Exhibition!

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society and Atlanta Celebrates Photography are teaming up once again to celebrate photography’s power to tell stories. We are producing an exhibition that will be on view at Atlanta Legal Aid’s Gallery this October, as a featured event of the 2019 Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival.

Who is Atlanta Legal Aid?

Founded in 1924, the core of Legal Aid’s mission is to empower low-income people to navigate the complexities of the court system at the most vulnerable times in their lives. Legal Aid’s clients face eviction, health crises, domestic violence, education issues and consumer challenges that can only be solved with the help of a lawyer. 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court victory of the Olmstead Case on behalf of people with disabilities, an effort spearheaded by Atlanta Legal Aid.

How can I be a part of this exhibition?

We are seeking exceptional photography (fine art, documentary or photojournalistic work) that bring to mind the importance of legal advocacy work in the areas of social justice as they may pertain to housing insecurity, health care and medical advocacy, caretaker rights and struggles, adoption, aging, family issues (disability, domestic violence, autism), etc.

Photographs can tell the story of every day circumstances that affect us all, and lead us to understand how those same circumstances can become critical stumbling blocks to those without access to advocacy and support.

What happens if my work is selected?

Selected photographers will receive:

  • An award of $100 per image selected
  • Free printing, mounting and framing for the exhibition through our partner Digital Arts Studio
  • A copy of the exhibition catalog
  • Consideration for a purchase award (to include your work in Atlanta Legal Aid’s growing permanent collection of Social Justice – themed photography)
  • Invitations to a reception for the exhibition (to occur in late September or early October TBD)

It is free to submit your images for consideration.

Deadline: Sunday, May 26, 2018, 11:59PM
Winners Announced: June 3, 2018

  • Upload Your Images

  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg.
    Please upload up to six jpgs that fit the exhibition's theme. Please upload smaller jpgs (4MB limit) for which you have a large enough file to print, should your work be selected for the exhibition.

  • Please include a list of each file you've uploaded, with a corresponding date, location and caption.
    For example:
    01_filename.jpg - 2015, Chattanooga, TN, This image depicts Amina, a 7 year old Sudanese refugee, playing with a dog that was visiting the job training center while her father attended a workshop down the hall.

  • Artist & Project Info

  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: txt, pdf, doc, docx, pages.
    Please upload a CV or Bio, preferably as a PDF.

  • Please describe your project in less than 500 words.

  • I am the photographer and copyright holder of these/this image(s) being submitted and I agree to the possible use of this image(s) for promotion of the aforementioned exhibition and related events.