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Six exhibitions to watch during Atlanta Celebrates Photography



Brandon Jones, "Dupont Circle," from 21 Under 30, at the Granite Room

Lee Friedlander, "Nebraska, 1999," from Paper Placemats (ATL)

Harry Callahan, "Eleanor," 1948B, from Harry Callahan: Eleanor, at the High Museum of Art

He Chongyue, "#7," 2006, from A Billion to One: Dictated Parenthood and the Feudal Mind, at Kiang Gallery

Jerry Siegel, "Pool, 2006," from Responding to Home, at MOCA-GA

Still from Bradley McCallaum and Jacqueline Tarry's video "Cut," 2006, from Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image, at Spelman Museum of Fine Art

Sheila Pree Bright will deliver a lecture as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., following a 6:30 p.m. reception, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (1447 Peachtree St., 404-881-1109, Here are six other highlighted events to consider during ACP, held at venues throughout the city.

21 Under 30

WHEN: Oct. 10-28. Thurs.-Sun., noon-6 p.m.

WHERE: The Granite Room, 211 Peters St. 404-892-3211.

WHY: Local curator Mary Stanley offers a peek into what the next generation of the young and the restless photographers are up to. Includes a selection of video artists and photographers, many whose work has never been shown in Atlanta.

Paper Placemats (ATL)

WHEN: Oct. 1-31. During weekday lunch hours

WHERE: Apres Diem, Canton Street Cafe, Crescent Moon, Flying Biscuit-Candler Park and Midtown, the Globe, Havana Sandwich Shop, Perk Place Coffee Shop, Ria's Bluebird Cafe, Thumbs Up Diner, Village Pizza, Wasabi, Watershed, West Egg Cafe.

WHY: Atlanta Celebrates Photography's always interesting public art project this year features 40 photographers, selected by Jason Fulford, whose work has been printed on placemats for use and viewing at a range of Atlanta restaurants.

Harry Callahan: Eleanor

WHEN: Through Dec. 9. Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.

WHERE: The High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-4400.

WHY: Until his death in 1999, Atlanta transplant Harry Callahan was one of the city's -- and photography's -- biggest names. Portraits of his wife, Eleanor, from the 1940s to the 1960s, capture the vicissitudes of a marriage and of time.

He Chongyue, A Billion to

One: Dictated Parenthood and the Feudal Mind

WHEN: Oct. 19-Nov. 24. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE: Kiang Gallery, 1011-A Marietta St. 404-892-5477.

WHY: This Beijing artist has an abiding interest in the ways the Chinese government has used propaganda. In this body of work, He Chongyue examines the billboards and posters that trumpet the national birth-control policy of one child per family.

Responding to Home

WHEN: Through Nov. 24. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE: The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 1447 Peachtree St., Suite 101. 404-881-1109.

WHY: One of the ACP founders, Susan Todd-Raque, has organized a tantalizing group of Atlanta photographers whose work examines how we define home in a culture of transience and impermanence.

Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image

WHEN: Through Dec. 8. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., noon-4 p.m.

WHERE: Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Academic Center, 350 Spelman Lane. 404-270-5607.

WHY: Experimental video and new media are the highlights of this show, featuring art-world luminaries including Adrian Piper, Kara Walker and Carrie Mae Weems as well as newbies such as New York University and School of Visual Arts grad Jessica Ann Peavy, whose video title alone elicits a laugh: "Note to Self: There's a hot sauce stain on my Gucci bag."

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