A big thank you to our presenters and artists in the 10th Annual Artists' Book Symposium and Competition! The exhibition of the winners and best of the best will be on display in the ACA library through the Summer Quarter.
Internationally recognized, award-winning artist, author and SCAD Atlanta Photography MFA Alumni, Joshua Rashaad McFadden, combines his passion for civil and human rights with his passion for the arts. Uprisings across America are constant because of multiple recent incidents of police brutality and the murders of African-American men and women, the result is his series After Selma and received the first place International Photography Award (IPA, 2015) for After Selma. He won the first place IPA award again in 2016 for his series and book Come to Selfhood. In 2017 McFadden was recognized by Time Magazine as one of “12 African American Photographers You Should Follow Right Now.”
Andrew Fedynak (Hartford Art School MFA and ICP One-Year Certificate Program) is a photographer and photobook publisher operating Zatara Press. Formally of Asheville, North Carolina, his projects are often centered on the aesthetic view principles of Wabi Sabi and Zen. Many of these photographs are found around his current home in Richmond, Virginia and in other locations as moments occur. Fedynak will be talking about his experience working with artist, Lisa Elmaleh, on her book Everglades from concept to production to distribution. The Everglades project was the winner of the Aaron Siskind Foundation award, the Puffin Foundation Grant, and the Everglades National Park Artist Residency (AIRIE).
Forest McMullin is a freelance photographer, consultant, and photographic educator based in Atlanta, GA. He specializes in photographing fringe social groups and is respected for his ability to bring out their dignity while still showing them with directness and honesty. His photographs have been exhibited across the United States as well as in Paris and Beijing. His work is found in numerous public and private collections. Currently he is a full time Professor of Photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Atlanta campus and delivers lectures and workshops around the US. His consultations include portfolio development, marketing strategies, business planning, and equipment and technical advice. He works with individuals, businesses, and industry leaders. He has received many fellowships, grants, and artist residencies.
First place: Three Names | Hannah Kraus | Grad, Photography, ATL
Second place: Dog Girl | Jennie Waits | Senior, Printmaking, ATL
Third place: Harmony | Anderson Carman | Senior, Sequential Art, ATL
Librarian’s choice: Eclipsed | Julisiah Toney | Senior, Photography, ATL
Librarian’s choice: Sunday in the Park | Soo Kim | Sophomore, Painting, ATL
Class project award: Professor Thomas Burns’ Illustration class – Nesting Dolls
Class project first place: Hungry Bunch | Erika Torres | Grad, Illustration, ATL
Honorable mention: The Bicycle | Amalia Restrepo | Grad, Illustration, SAV
Honorable mention: Wanderers | Peter Pelfrey | Sophomore, Graphic Design, ATL
Honorable mention: Lost Connection | Anderson Carman | Senior, Sequential Art, ATL
Honorable mention: Hangnail | Kevin Patterson | Sophomore, Television Production, ATL