Augusta Photo Festival 2016 will again feature many exciting free events and exhibitions! 

Check back often to see details of the latest events to be added to the calendar.


October 7 to November 4, 2016

Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta, 100 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta SC

The 2016 Competition Finalist Exhibition features the finalists selected from all groups and categories in the 2016 photo competition. The Arts and Heritage Center is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, and the second Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 pm. Admission is free! Visit their site for more information.


Sunday, October 30, 2016; 3:00 to 5:00 pm (please note the time change effective 8/24/16)

Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta, 100 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta SC

Join us as we announce the winners of the 2016 APF photo competition. Winners from the 3 groups and 12 categories will receive over $4,000 in prize money. Light refreshments will be served. A highlight of the Festival every year, you won't want to miss this event!

Keynote Presentation: Eddie Tapp, a Canon Explorer of Light presents . . .
"Eye to Eye, A Creative Challenge"

Friday, October 21, 2016; 6 to 9 pm

Snelling Center at Helms College, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta GA

Photoshop Hall of Fame Inductee and Canon Explorer of Light Eddie Tapp will share his experiences of what it takes to embrace, focus and craft workflow skills from seeing light, using compositional elements, processing and output for the best quality.

  • How to see light quality - tips on seeing different types of light, when and where to find the best light and camera setting tips
  • Ten ideas that will improve your imaging
  • Smart workflow setups along with quality processing techniques

As one of the industry's digital pioneers, Eddie adopted a digital workflow with a photographer's mind set, working with industry greats and breaking ground throughout the world. Eddie has consulted with printing companies, professional labs, large and small studios in mastering the changes from analog to digital, establishing color management, and lighting techniques. He has also worked with high level government agencies and military facilities across the nation.

Join us at 6 for an opening reception to be followed by Eddie's presentation at 7.

This event is free to the public but pre-registration is suggested to help us with our planning. Click here to go to the Workshops page and register for this event.

Nature's Essence - Photographs of David Foster

October 8 - 30, 2016

600 Broad Building, 600 Broad Street, Augusta GA

David Foster is a nature photographer best known for images that convey the essence of his favorite subjects – water and botanicals. He has a special interest in the emerging focus on the healing power of nature and nature-based art/photography. He exhibits his artwork widely, having been part of over 70 regional, national and international exhibitions – solo, group and juried – in the past 10 years. The international juried exhibit Gardens in Focus at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia included David's work three years in a row, 2012-2014.

David Foster Gallery Talk

October 30, 2016, 1:00 to 2:15 pm

600 Broad Building, 600 Broad Street, Augusta GA

Join photographer David Foster on a walk through his exhibit “Nature’s Essence” at the 600 Broad gallery. Foster will discuss his photographic approach to the natural world–both aesthetic and technical -- as exemplified in the large-format prints on exhibit. Foster is the former president of the Georgia Nature Photographers Association and a photography instructor at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. This is a free event.

Chicks that Click Photography Club Exhibition

October 1 through 31, 2016

Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips Street, Augusta GA

After hearing that the Historic Trinity CME Church was slated for demolition, the Chicks that Click Photography Club began a mission: to obtain access to the structure to preserve its history through photographs. All leads were dead ends until, by chance, Mrs. Christine Betts, Executive Director of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, learned of the quest. On Saturday, June 13, 2015, the Chicks gathered in front of the church located at the corner of Walton Way and 8th Street, and after a prayer and the chorus of “Holy Ground,” they were allowed two hours inside the structure. Their photographs will be on display during the month of October at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Mark Hodges at Sacred Heart Cultural Center

September 8 through October 28, 2016

Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene Street, Augusta GA 30901

Mark Hodges exhibition BeachMark Hodges has a diverse artistic and creative background, including a passion for photography and mixed media artwork. His book deconstruction series has garnered attention over the past three years, a technique where he adheres pages of a classic book to a canvas and creates a painting based on an element of the story. Mark is the Creative Services Director for News 12 NCB 26, the CBS & NBC affiliates in Augusta. He writes a regular column on music for Augusta Magazine and plays guitar and drums in local banks.

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