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ACP Spotlight: Michael James O’Brien


Featuring work by: Michael James O'Brien

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In addition to being an accomplished & published poet and contributing editor to numerous publications, Michael James O’Brien is currently Associate Chair of Photography at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. With an MFA from Yale University (he studied with Walker Evans!) O’Brien went on to be Associate Professor of Photography at Kenyon College before embarking on a tremendously successful career in commercial photography.

His work has appeared in too many publications to list here including The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, GQ , The New York Times Magazine, Interview, Elle Décor, Departures, Travel + Leisure, etc. His client list includes such illustrious names as Polo Ralph Lauren, Illy Caffe, Saks Fifth Avenue, Longchamps, Thierry Mugler, Nautica, Bergdorf Goodman and others.

From 1993 – 2003, O’Brien was commissioned by Matthew Barney to produce all still photography for “Drawing Restraint 7”, and the “Cremaster” series 1,2,4 and 5. This work has been shown at the Musee Moderne, Paris, 2002, Guggenheim NY, 2003 & throughout the world. His work has been collected and included in exhibi- tions around the world for over 20 years. Most recently in the solo exhibition, "His Tender Heir" at The Gallery in Liverpool, UK (April 2017). O’Brien is represented by Holden Luntz Gallery in Palm Beach, FL.

In partnership with Mailchimp and SCAD Atlanta.

Doors at 6PM, talk at 7PM.

Artist's Talk Oct 18 06:00PM


173 14th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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(404) 253-2740

Doors open at 6pm, talk at 7pm.