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New Mosaic with Over 300 Beautiful Atlanta Faces

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE - Mosaic from the 7th BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE™ Open Photo Shoot at artDBF, the art and culture showcase of the Decatur Book Festival.  Over 250 People were photographed!


We are so proud to release our latest BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE ™ Mosaic. 

August 30, 2014 BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE ™ Co-Directors Carlton Mackey and Ross Oscar Knight brought the Signature Open Photo Shoot to art|DBF, the art and culture showcase within the AJC Decatur Book Festival.

A team of professional photographers including Breonca Trofort, Jeremiah Ojo, Elaine Oyzon-Mast, Michael Harris, Cliff Robinson, Jason Towns, and Ilene Rouamvongsor captured the beauty of over 250 festival goers, stimulated lively conversation, and promoted the campaigns message of celebrating diversity.


The BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE ™ Open Photo Shoot  offers everyday people across the country a chance to see themselves in a way that many of them never have before.

As a way of engaging communities, schools, congregations, businesses and/or non-profits that want a way to celebrate difference we, and our network of professional photographers around the country, work together with you to host our Open Photo Shoots.

At the end of each shoot, our graphic designers create a mosaic like the one above and email a high resolution digital file of the mosaic to each of the participants.

Prints and Ready-to-Hang Posters also available for purchase!

Learn how you can >> HOST AN OPEN PHOTO SHOOT

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BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE to participate in 2014 artDBF - AJC Decatur Book Festival

In 2013, AJCDBF launched art|DBF, an arts and culture showcase within the AJC Decatur Book Festival. art|DBF recognizes that a vibrant, creative, and economically thriving community can be achieved by elevating the visibility of the arts—literary, visual, and performing; increasing accessibility, public involvement, and attendance; and working to ensure the long-term sustainability of arts organizations.

art|DBF celebrates that storytelling, the sharing of new ideas, the creation of characters, and the transportation of audiences to places both real and imagined happens in the pages of a book, but also in the museum, on the stage, in film and video, in the studio, in the concert hall, on public streets and on the walls of buildings, and everywhere else you find artists and creators working.

In 2014, art|DBF will once again present a diverse group of artists and arts organizations who will actively engage our imaginations through stories, artist talks, installations, film, visual art, photography, and musical, dance and theatrical performances, in order to connect our citizens with the arts and cultural opportunities in Decatur and throughout Atlanta.

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