LaGrange photographers featured in exhibit in Greenville

Published 6:15 pm Monday, October 2, 2017


Through the Lens, a Photography Exhibition, opened Sept. 21 at Artisans on the Square in Greenville and will be on display until Oct.21.  The opening reception included people from LaGrange, Greenville, Luthersville, Gay, Woodbury, Manchester, Fayetteville, Columbus, Pine Mountain, Woodland, Fortson and Zebulon.

The exhibit includes 145 photos for sale by five talented photographers from LaGrange, Atlanta and Jackson, Mississippi, each with a unique theme to his or her display.

Henry Jacobs of LaGrange uses his camera to spread the message of protecting our waterways. Henry is the outreach manager for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and shares images that provide context and emotion, celebrating the features of the river that bring people together while also highlighting the challenges that remain.

G. Ray Sullivan, Jr. of LaGrange exhibits photographs taken over many years of walking with his dog Bo along the banks of West Point Lake. The relationship with Bo and nature which developed over these years inspired his book of photography and poetry, Zen and the Art of Dog Walking (2015), which is also part of the exhibit.

“Every dog lover will immediately understand and love this book,” Cal Fussman of Esquire said. “But it’s much more than that. This book will make you stop and think about how you really want to live your life – and then inspire you to do so.”

Lori Harrell of West Point is inspired by Lewis Carroll (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) who wrote “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t.” Lori uses these concepts to magically change the reality of a photograph into a different, often unusual image that stimulates the viewer’s imagination.

Diane Kirkland of Atlanta calls her exhibit Concrete Convictions, inspired when she began noticing statues of historic heroes and concrete yard art of religious and secular icons located in unexpected and incongruous places, which she finds visually interesting and culturally revealing. Her exhibit also includes some Georgia landscapes. Diane was the exclusive photographer for Oglethorpe’s Dream, a Picture of Georgia (2001).

Ashleigh Coleman of Jackson, MS calls her exhibit “A Piece of My Heart”, which she left in Toccopola, Mississippi, a rural town of 250 people where she lived for six years. While wrestling with her identity and place — newly married in a new state, a city girl moving to a small town, she developed an understanding and love of the community through her photography.

Artisans on the Square is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.  Call Linda Wilburn at (404)386-1327 for additional information.