A public art project by 40 photographers
Curated by Jason Fulford, commissioned by ACP

Inspired by J&L's 2004 public art project Paper Placemats.

For this ATL version, 80,000 new paper placemats were printed with the work of forty photographers. The placemats were donated to restaurants within the Atlanta city limits during the month of October 2007.

Participating photographers were Ethan Andrews, Roy Arden, Roger Ballen, Zander Blom, William Boling, Able Brown, Melissa Catanese, Reuben Cox, Paul Davis, Tim Davis, Jason Evans, Ted Fair, Harrell Fletcher, Lee Friedlander, Stephen Gill, Andrew Z. Glickman, Maury Gortemiller, James Hall, Kyoko Hamada, Cristobal Hara, Nicole Jean Hill, Margarete Jakschik, Dave Jordano, Ron Jude, Hee Jin Kang, Martin Kippenberger, David La Spina, Michael David Murphy, Ed Panar, Gus Powell, Greta Pratt, Shawn Records, Will Rogan, Sasha Rudensky, Michael Schmelling, Shimabuku, David Shrigley, Mike Slack, Camilo Jose Vergara and Douglas Weathersby.

These placemats are not for sale. They were only available in participating Atlanta-area restaurants during the month of October 2007. Restaurants included The Globe, Aprés Diem, Flying Biscuit Café Midtown, Thumbs Up Diner, Flying Biscuit Café Candler Park, Village Pizza, Ria’s Bluebird, West Egg Café, Perk Place Coffee Shop, Canton Street Cafe, Havana Sandwich Shop, Watershed and Crescent Moon.

Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation of the photographic arts and the enrichment of the Atlanta art community.

ACP hosts an annual, citywide photography festival in October: the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival. The festival includes a wide variety of exhibitions and multiple events around Atlanta and throughout the surrounding communities. The festival's diverse offerings bring together professional and amateur photographers, general art enthusiasts, gallery owners, critics, and collectors.

J&L and ACP would like to thank the following organizations for their support.

Pictures above (l to r): James Hall, Nicole Jean Hill,
Lee Friedlander courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, Roy Arden