City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FotoATX is Austin’s annual love letter to photography. The Museums and Cultural Programs Division of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department gather photographs from young and old, professional and amateur, to demonstrate the versatility of the art form and its ability to make us feel alive with the wonders of the earth and humanity. FotoATX is now online at the diverse arts outlets below.
August 1 – September 25
DOUGHERTY ARTS CENTER
Luminous Moment by Sarah Luna; The Art of Muay Thai & Its Community by Amar Gupta; River Story by Michelle Gardella
The Dougherty Arts Center hosts three Austin-based photographers; Amar Gupta, Michelle Gardella, and Sarah Luna. Discover Gupta's photographic narrative reflecting on the martial arts form of Muay Thai, its origin, and the sense of community it creates. Experience Gardella's eight years of devotion to photographing the River Story, a series exploring the reunification of women with water, and what it means to belong. Delve into Luna's process of sculpture and photography, and her use of color, energy, and form to create a visual poem.
Photo by Michelle Gardella
Virtual Artist Talks take place August 12, 2020 at 7pm.
Listen in as each of our artists discuss the process and inspiration behind their exhibits. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about their artistic practice.
August 7-December 31, 2020
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
Tú Mundo: Empowering Young Photographers
Caminos, a group of Latinx teen artists who are passionate and involved in the artistic community in Austin, collaborate on this city-wide exhibit hosted by Austin Cultural Centers. The purpose of this exhibit is to promote and empower young photographers, ages 25 and under, to reveal parts of Tú Mundo (your world) to the audience at large. A youth-created live arts program on August 7 celebrates the online opening.
August 6, 2020 – January 31, 2021
ELISABET NEY MUSEUM
SUFFRAGE NOW: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition
Contemporary photos by women photographers that reflect on the Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment were chosen from a nationwide pool of submissions. Though the Centennial will actually be on August 18, 2020, suffrage was not universally available to all American women until the Voting Rights Act of 1965, celebrating its 55th anniversary on August 6, 2020. As she passed away in 1907, Ney herself never had the right to vote, though she campaigned vigorously for it and inspired many young future leaders.
Photo by Jeanine Michna-Bales
On Tuesday August 18, at 2PM, there will be a Zoom-based program featuring Tammie Rubin, of St. Edward’s University, as moderator with three of the jurors discussing the Centennial, the works chosen, and the process they went through to pick them. Every month, there will be a Zoom-based program spotlighting photographers in the show.
August 1 – December 31, 2020
ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER
Visions of Asia & Doors
Depart on a visual journey to three distinct locations in Asia with Visions of Asia. Three Central Texas photographers chronicle their personal experience of the picturesque scenery in Guilin, China; the vibrant urban energy of Chennai, India; and the religious rituals of devotees at the Ganges in Allahabad, India. Enter the diverse world of architectural thresholds through the lens of photographer Peter Shen in his collection of doorway designs from all around the world with Doors.
Photo by Peter Shen
August 1 - September 30, 2020
OAKWOOD CEMETERY CHAPEL
To Vote: History of the Struggle
To Vote recognizes Austin's suffragists in 2020 during the 100th Anniversary, the 55th Anniversary, and 45th Anniversary of all women gaining the right to vote in America. In Austin's municipal cemeteries, many people are buried who worked hard for that right. This online exhibit includes historic photos of the people and the process of gaining voting rights for all, both in Austin,Texas and the United States.
August 5-September 5, 2020
OLD BAKERY EMPORIUM GALLERY
Open Lens, The Old Bakery Emporium Gallery’s online exhibit, will showcase photographers Lesley Bradstreet, Michael Penn Smith, Karen Limbaugh, Deborah Cole, Carol Acurso, and Robert Ward. The exhibit looks at the different styles and techniques used in photography.
August 16 - September 20
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER MUSEUM
Bereal and Coker and Lauren
The George Washington Carver Museum presents Foto ATX, a virtual exhibition featuring three Black Texas-based photographers and visual storytellers. Curated by Hakeem Adewumi, the exhibit presents an exploration of the multidimensionality of Black life and experiences through photographs and multimedia work.