At the height of the pandemic, we were isolated from the world, yet more connected than ever—all of us far apart but going through the same thing. We wanted to create an art experience that reflected the togetherness of this unusual moment. We thought of what was near: our hometown of Athens, Georgia; and what was far: twenty three other places in the US named Athens, and the mother of them all: Athens, Greece. What do they look like together and does it feel like traveling to hop from one to the other through photographs?
When in Athens….over 220 photographers submitted from near and far to an open call. Some already had photographs made in a place called Athens, others traveled to make them. Many businesses trusted us with their windows, and the installations started going up around town. We are grateful for this opportunity to create our first exhibition, to the artists for trusting us with their images, the businesses displaying them, and the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission for their support.
Irina, Mark, Alec June
2021, Athens, Georgia
1000 Faces Coffee - Big City Bread - Ciné - Creature Comforts - Daily Coop - Dawg Gone BBQ Flicker Bar - Georgia Theatre - The Globe - The Grit - Hendershots - Jittery Joe’s (downtown)
Morton Theater - The National - Normal Bar - Pain and Wonder - Reblossom - Taziki’s
Trappeze Pub - VIVA
Georges Salameh - statuette - HEAR YOU ATHENS
Eleni Albarosa / Gerald Alderman / Rinne Allen / Marion Allison / Pascal Amoyel / Sasha Arutyunova / Michael Bach / Nicola Baldazzi / Alys Barrow / Barbara Bosworth / Matt Brown / Tommy Brown / Auriel Byrd / Mark Caceres / Shawn Campbell / Tim Carpenter / J Carrier / Andrew Cenci / David Christensen / Melaney Cohen / Pam Connolly / Grant Cornett / Rose Marie Cromwell / Tim Davis / Cooper Dodds / Yannis Drakoulidis / Sean Dunn / Rich-Joseph Facun / Brad Feuerhelm / Everett Fitzpatrick / Jacqueline Foss / Jonathan Frantini / Elliott Fuerniss / Pavlos Fysakis / Pablo García / Francesca MarínGardini / Jacques Gautreau / Michael George / Emmie German / Jo Lynn Gillican / Alison Graham / Gary Green / Amanda Greene / Charles Greenleaf / Zach Gross / Asier Uribarri Gutierrez / Charlie Hartness / Emmie Harvard / Adam Ianniello / Yoichi Ishida / Jacquoi / Kaitlin Jencso / Joe Johnson / Sisc Johnson / Clay Jordan / Yorgos Karailias / Jenny Kim / Berkley Kirsche / Alon Koppel / Charalampos Kydonakis / Michael Lachowski / Lily LaGrange/ Adam Lampton / Britt Lauback / Shane Lavalette / Joe Leavenworth / Seth Lower / Holly Lynton / Ruth Lauer Manenti / Frank Marshal / Carl Martin / Ronan Mccall / Reid Mccallister / Gabe McCurdy / C. Bay Milin / Matthew Monteith / Paolo Morales / Kristina Naso / Jordie Oetken / Joseph Owens / Stacey Piotrowski / Gus Powell / Zoe Peterson / James Prochnik / Michael Raines / Lucy Reback / Megan Reilly / Adam Remnant / Alexa Rivera / Lauren Roeder / Margo Rosenbaum / Sidney Rouse / Georges Salameh / Ryan Sanborn/ Danilo Scarpati / Stephen Scheer / Justin Schmitz / Simone Settimo / Manjari Sharma / Emily Sheffer / Parker Smith / Antonis Theodoridis / Jason Thrasher / Nikolas Ventourakis / Anastasia Voutiropoulou / Jordan Weitzman / Kevin Williamson / Caren Winnall / Andrew Zawacki