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Courtesy Chip Simone

Chip Simone knows photography, and he is an authority on Georgia photographers in particular. Simone curated the first ever state-wide survey of contemporary photography for the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. That exhibit closes this weekend, and the reviews have been glowing.

In an interview with Lois Reitzes on “City Lights,” Simone said that he did not want to limit the show to the traditional images of the rural and historic South – think photos of weathered barns, rusted pick-up trucks, fields of cotton and lots of kudzu.

Photography Curator Shows Iran Beyond Its Politics

Oct 10, 2016
Virginia Abbott

When we think of Iran today, we might think about the nuclear deal or hostage crisis. We think less of its poetry, its art and its breathtaking landscapes.

MaryAm Ghadiri is Iranian. She arrived in the United States a few years ago to pursue a masters' at Purdue University in Indiana. She discovered that when she introduced herself as Iranian, more often than not, people were totally ignorance of her country beyond its politics.

Ghadiri attributed that to media.

Abandoned Southeast

There is an abandoned Tiki-inspired paradise hidden in the hills of Tennessee. The mansion comes complete with an indoor pool and leopard print furniture.

This is just one set of photos on Abandoned Southeast, run by Leland, a Florida-based photographer. He’s asked to use only his first name beucase his photography sometimes requires trespassing.


Ansel Adams’ dramatic black-and-white western landscapes made him a household name, and an exhibit at The Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia, looks at how that came to be.

“Ansel Adams: Before and After” looks Adams' work in the context of 20th century photography by placing his photographs alongside those of his forebears, his contemporaries and those whose later work he influenced.

WABE got the chance to look at Adams’ work through the eyes of someone who was there when much of it was created: the photographer's son, Michael Adams.

"Priceless Wellness"
Zeng Yi

The striking black and white photographs on display at a new exhibit at The Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum and Library span three decades in the lives of residents of several Chinese villages in the late 1970s through the early 2000s. The time period marked a moment of sweeping economic reform in the Asian nation, and with it, the rapid development of booming metropolises.

But that is not the China captured in "The People’s China…Village Life by Master Photographer Zeng Yi.”