This exhibition by North Georgia Technical College photography students was part of the Affrilachia in Words and Images series at North Georgia College & State University in 2012. The exhibit was installed in the Library Technology Center October 4-31, 2012.
Photography has the unique ability to capture time, it invites us to stop and engage with a single moment – to take stock and reset out sights. The forty images on display do just that. This body of work, produced by North Georgia Technical College photography students, represents a small portion of work that students have collected over the last three months as they have explored Affrilachia. With references from the past they explore the potential of the future. They present the change that is already with us. There are photographs of individuals with notable achievement. Images of families and those engaged in sport, art, music, theatre and the role of faith. We are all the product of our past experiences and we all have families, many different kinds of families, where our lives have been shaped. There will be new challenges ahead and as these images reference the past and show the present they invite us to ask the question, “What new dream do we have for the future?
Exhibit photographers include: Jesse Abbott, Cory Aderhold, Sherri Blalock, Tom Curry, Lacey Davidson, Raleigh Gray, Renea Hamilton, Melissa Henderson, Robert Kennell, Stephanie Maley, Mitchell Mintz, Chelsea Prevatt, Gage Putnam, Gwen Rowe, Stephen Sanders, Valerie Shelton, Sierra Smith, Sarah Spivey, Courtney Ward, Tanner Williams, and Rebecca Wood. North Georgia Technical College advisers on the project were Jeff Gulle and Jim Loring.