"Aka photo project" is proud to announce his new show, in conjunction with Opal Gallery (http://www.theopalgallery.com) which will take place next fall during ACP 12.

        The new show will be called "Dans la rue" is...an exhibit of compelling images by photographers with a “French connection” illuminating the common scenes, surprising vignettes and profound perspectives from streets around the corner and across the world."

        The show will be juried by Felicia Feaster (Senior Editor, The Atlantan magazine), John Dean (master printer) and Constance Lewis (gallery owner).

        If you are an photographer (professional or non) and if you have a connection with France or you are francophone, feel free to participate and submit your work.

        You'll find attached the call for entry on which you'll find all the informations needed.

        Please spread to word and feel free to participate.

Etienne ABOBI
AKA Photo Project


(c) Aurélia VERSCHORE

(c) Aurélia VERSCHORE
A juried exhibit of photographs themed…
«Dans la rue...»

Juried by : Felicia Feaster, John Dean and Constance Lewis

        A whimsical parade. A moving protest. A surprising display. A colorful graffiti.

        A tear… a smile… a kiss.

        It all happened in the street. And you captured it, with your mind’s eye, with your photographer’s perspective, and, ultimately, with your camera.

        Perhaps you speak French, or you once lived in a francophone country? Or maybe you were once romanced in the City of Lights, or simply have a love for all things French-inspired ?

        AKA Photo Project will present an exhibit of compelling images by photographers with a “French connection” illuminating the common scenes, surprising vignettes and profound perspectives from streets around the corner and across the world.
This new show will take place at Opal Gallery in Atlanta, from October 7 through November 18, 2010 during Atlanta Celebrates Photography 12.

Deadline for submissions :
        Saturday July 31, 2010 midnight (digital files received)

Notification of acceptance :
        Wednesday September 1, 2010 - by email

Deadline for receiving work :
        All accepted work must be received, matted and museum-quality framed, wired and ready to hang by Friday September 24, 2010 .

Submission guidelines :

        Eligibility : Open to photographers of all levels who use any photographic process and with a “French connection.” All art submitted must be original work created by the applicant. Accepted work must be professionally presented and ready to hang ;  Include statement of work and biography including your “French connection.”

    Entry fee : $25 per submission. Non-refundable payable in cash or money order. Up to 5 images per submission.

    - Submitted work to be sent to : akaphotoproject@gmail.com or on cd to :
        OPAL GALLERY-PO BOX # 5336 - ATLANTA -GA- 31107 - USA.

    Accepted work should be presented professionally (matted and museum-quality framed), wired and ready to hang (maximum size 20” x 20’’).
    - Work that arrives after the delivery deadline will not be included in the exhibit.
    - Shipped work must have return postage included in package.
    -Artwork will be insured while on premises. Insurance during shipping is the artist’s responsibility.
Sales/commissions : Unless otherwise specified the work is for sale, each price will be fixed by Opal Gallery according to quality of print and size - Commission : 70% to the artist and 30% to AKA Photo Project.

    General restrictions : AKA Photo Project reserves the right to reject any delivered art that does not match the online version, or fails to meet framing and matting requirements. Artist will be given notice regarding rejected submissions and it is their option and responsibility to replace or correct it, time permitting. AKA Photo Project is not liable for any damages in shipping to or from the gallery, or for work left 30 days after the closing of the exhibition.
    For further information please contact akaphotoproject@gmail.com

About Opal Gallery
        Through exhibitions and events, the Opal Gallery is a platform for regional, national and international artists to develop and present their work. The Opal Gallery is dedicated to fostering a community in Atlanta that values art that is contemporary and purposeful. Creative Loafing just named the Opal Gallery one of the top five galleries in Atlanta for college students.. For more information visit http://www.theopalgallery.com.

About AKA Photo Project
        AKA Photo Project is a new initiative dedicated to promoting emerging and amateur photographers, with a twist: The "AKA" implies that these photographers are "accidental artists,” people who are not artists by profession, but who pursue photography as a passion... and happen to be quite good at it. The AKA Photo Project works with galleries, special exhibits, corporations and public entities to foster and showcase new and talented photographers with a “French connection.” AKA Photo Project wants to bring these "young" artists and their works to the forefront to be discovered and enjoyed by others. AKA Photo Project held its successful debut exhibit “Face à Face” at Opal Gallery as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography in October and November 2009. For more information, please visit www.akaphotoproject.com or contact Etienne Abobi, director, at akaphotoproject@gmail.com.

Etienne ABOBI,
Jun 20, 2010, 7:29 PM