During 2015, #weloveatl's video installation in CNN Center's atrium shared the #weloveatl community's vision with the world by displaying recently curated photos from the #weloveatl hashtag to CNN Center's 3 million annual visitors. Photos from #weloveatl that receive a like and comment from @weloveatl were uploaded to the display twice each day and credited with the Instagram name of its photographer.
5 Points MARTA Station Takeover
For those who don't know, for the last month Five Points MARTA station has been transformed into a gallery of your work. So for the final instameet of 2014, we wanted to hop on MARTA and go see it together! Join us for an instameet this Sunday (12/7) at 11am. We will be meeting at Victory Sandwich Bar (@victorysandwichbar) in Downtown Decatur for a bite and a bit of socializing, then we'll take MARTA to check out the installation. We hope to see you there! FB event here!
#weloveatl Pop Up Gallery at Ponce City Market
#weloveatl inspires and empowers people in the Atlanta area to come together and share their love of the city through photography and other visual art.
Now we're asking you to help build a collaborative, participatory show in the Ponce City Market Gallery over the month of October. Explore the photographic stories shared by other Atlanta citizens, and then add your own by submitting your own images on Instagram using #weloveatl. Over the course of the month, this gallery exhibition will evolve and grow with newly curated images, until we all come together on October 30 to celebrate our city together.
100% of print sales benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
There will be a soft opening reception Friday October 3 from 7-10pm and a final closing party on Thursday October 30 in collaboration with Atlanta Celebrates Photography and New Belgium! See Facebook invite here!
Gallery hours beginning Oct 4:
Wed - Fri 1pm - 6pm Saturday 1pm - 5pm
45 X 45 is a wheat paste mural and community photography project in which 45 Atlanta photographers took portraits of 45 Atlanta residents – each from one of the 45 neighborhoods connected by the Beltline – which were then displayed on a large scale mural installation on the one trail that connects them all.
#weloveatl strives to connect the people of our city to tell authentic photographic stories of the city we love. For a long time, we’ve wanted to connect the talented photographers of the #weloveatl community individually with residents of Atlanta to foster an even more intimate kind of visual storytelling through portraiture. The Beltline connects 45 neighborhoods – but more importantly, it connects the people in those neighborhoods. With 45 X 45, we assigned 45 Atlanta photographers to 45 in-town neighborhoods, gave them a neighborhood representative as a resource, and then let them find the portrait subject that spoke to them. We printed all 45 portraits in partnership with the international participatory mural project The Inside Out Project, and then wheatpasted them as a large 15 foot by 50 foot mural along the Beltline at North Avenue. We've collected the stories from each portrait session here, to foster the narrative story behind each portrait.
For us, the final mural is an artifact of an even more important work of art: what happens as we take Atlanta photographers out of their own neighborhood and into another. It’s about connecting and showing the many faces of Atlanta – what makes us all different, but even more importantly, what makes us all the same. For more info and photos check out the project website here.
#weloveatl Mobile Photography Gallery
In summer of 2013 with the help of Kickstarter supporters, we brought the celebration of Atlanta’s streets to the city streets by purchasing a Chevy P30 bread truck and converted it into a mobile photography gallery that displays a rotating selection of photos from the #weloveatl community. The truck rotates its selection once a month and travels to Atlanta-based festivals and community events (about 2-3 a month), with its location announced on Instagram and Facebook. All proceeds from print sales on the truck benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank.