ACP Artist Talk: The Surreality Collection

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Broadcast: Oct 3 at 3PM

The Surreality Collection is an expanding body of work by Sam Dobrow where he pushes the limits of photography into the realm of digital art. In this video, Sam discusses the origins of this body of work, its progression, and unifying theme. He reveals his fascination with space, the vastness of the universe, and the likelihood that we are not alone in the universe. Dobrow’s Surreality Collection is recognized for its seemingly hallucinatory visions and energizing color schemes which he explains are inspired by the paintings of Salvador Dali and Vincent Van Gogh. Sam presents a selection of works from different portfolios in the collection discussing the similarities and differences between the portfolios.

Atlanta Celebrates Photography

As a participant in the Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) festival, Sam Dobrow is holding virtual artist talks throughout the month of October, every Wednesday and Saturday at 3PM. You can subscribe to his YouTube channel to watch these talks live or replay at a more convenient time.

Atlanta Celebrates Photography is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation of the photographic arts and the enrichment of the Atlanta art community. ACP helps make Atlanta a leading center for the world’s fastest growing art form by creating experiences that enrich, inspire and transform. In addition to year-round programs, ACP produces the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the United States. ACP provides experiences that engage and enrich diverse audiences utilizing the power of photography as a tool for sharing experiences, learning about our world, and creative self-expression.

Faced with the challenges of organizing a large festival in the era of COVID-19, ACP turned their attention to technology and created a virtual festival for 2020. The majority of events are online with a few socially-distanced in-person events at local venues and galleries. Please visit the ACP website to participate in a month-long online festival of events.