“Everyday Atlanta” was a three-phased project bringing opportunities for Atlanta high school students to participate in a public art project on a MARTA train. It was inspired by the year-long project Everyday Africa by Austin Merrill.
Thanks to Wells Fargo, ACP worked with Austin Merrill to implement the “Everyday” curriculum into two high schools from very different parts of Atlanta; Tri-Cities in the south, and Riverwood in the north. With a team of ACP volunteers, the classes investigated how stereotypes are created and reinforced, and eventually, how photography can inspire and leverage the dissolution of these same stereotypes.
We’d like to say a big thank you Wells Fargo, to ACP Board President Barbara Griffin, the intrepid Mary Stanley, and the whole ACP team who’s volunteered with this amazing project; Joshua Rashaad McFadden, Rachel LaCour Niesen, Billy Howard, Allen Cooley and Candice Greathouse; the two teachers, Chris Sandlin from Tri-Cities and Lana Ensmann from Riverwood; Peter Dicampo and Austin Merrill from Everyday Africa; and of course, the students from Tri-Cities & Riverwood.