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Young Architects Forum Atlanta Chapter Announces Second Annual Photography Competition
Young Architects Forum (YAF) Atlanta Chapter is excited to announce that they are launching their second annual photography completion with the theme "YAF11 – Revisiting Rudolph." This event is part of YAF’s commitment to the great architecture in Atlanta. All photographs must have an architectural theme or contain some element of the built environment. Entries will be accepted from now until September 30 for general entries and student entries. Prizes to be announced! This YAF competition aims to challenge photographers to creatively capture images of the Cannon Chapel at Emory University, designed by Paul Rudolph, which is located at 515 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322. Photographers will have the opportunity to showcase their talent at demonstrating thought-provoking and visually innovative images. The winning photos will be displayed at the 2011 YAF Photography Exhibit in October as part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) events and YAF’s Emerging Voices 11 exhibit at Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), on display through January 2012.
As part of the opening reception on Saturday, October 22, 2011, there will be a feature lecture by Rion Rizzo, founder of Creative Sources Photography in Atlanta. Rizzo has more than 20 years of experience in architectural and interior photography. Recognized by AIA Atlanta for "photographs that capture the essence of architecture," his dedication to the design industry is expressed by a creative style that has earned many awards and accolades for his work and clients. Based in Atlanta, Rizzo is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). He is part of the founding team of the Architectural Photographers Specialty Group (APSG). Guest jurors to be determined.
More information about the competition and complete entry requirements can be found at http://www.photography.yafatlanta.org/. Submissions can be made via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to YAF11 – Revisiting Rudolph Photography Competition, YAF Atlanta - AIA Atlanta, 113 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Download entry forms on the competition Web site. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $10 for student entries and $40 for general entries. The 2011 YAF Photography Exhibit will be open from October 22 through November 30, 2011, at the Central Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library.
About Young Architects Forum
Young Architects Forum (YAF) Atlanta, initially assembled by Ben Brewer Jr., FAIA (previous AIA President), is a component of both the AIA Atlanta Chapter and YAF National. YAF National was organized to address issues of particular importance to recently licensed architects (within 10 years or less after licensure). Since 1989, YAF has been promoting the development of national and regional programs that further nurture young architects and encouraging the continuous growth of YAF groups within local chapters. Upon AIA Atlanta’s reinvention in 1998, combined with the hard work and dedication of many young architects and architectural interns and with the help of the then AIA Georgia President William Carpenter, FAIA, YAF developed a series of programs and events that have fueled a steady growth pattern and raised the profile of both YAF and AIA within the Atlanta design community. YAF Atlanta, chosen as the national YAF Component of the Year for 2003, is an organization that now has more than 150 active members and continues to expand the programming for its members.