Each year since 2003, during the last two weeks of September, SlowExposures transforms rural Pike County, Georgia, into a showcase of contemporary photography that interprets the American rural South. Although Pike County is only an hour from Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, visitors will encounter a rolling, verdant landscape where, once, "cotton was king". To add context to the images, the main juried exhibition and satellite shows are always displayed in late nineteenth- century buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
For 2013, our esteemed jurors are Rob McDonald and Kevin Miller. They will be onsite on Friday, September 20 and will judge the work that morning. Rob and Kevin will be here all weekend and will discuss their process on Sunday morning, September 22.
The show will feature the main juried exhibition of 70 images. Opening Weekend (September 20-22) will kick off with a weekend filled with receptions, satellite exhibitions, book signings and the serendipitous connections that occur when photographers and photography lovers get together in beautiful and relaxing settings. On Saturday, September 21, a new tradition will begin: “Dinner on the Grounds” at the Whiskey Bonding Barn. At sunset, visitors will be treated to a delicious meal of Southern fare in a casual, informal dinner on the grassy terrace overlooking the low mountain range that completes the Appalachians. Other events during the weekend include the SlowExposures Portfolio Review, workshops, and Sunday brunch, the Jurors Talk, and the afternoon "J.A.M." where jurors and juried-in artists discuss their hanging work at the Main Exhibition.
The second weekend features all of the shows that can be enjoyed at a relaxed pace, along with a series of half-day photography lessons for beginning to intermediate photographers. Photographers who wish to explore the area can find friendly assistance and suggestions from residents and SlowExposures’ volunteers. The pictures provide a wealth of inspiration, the weather is perfect, the landscape is suffused with autumn’s mellow light, and the opportunities for a memorable visit are many—come and see!