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Top Quote Jackson Fine Art is pleased to present three exhibitions by photographers with profound interest in the world around them. Jackson Fine Art is presenting: Todd Murphy's The Narrow Road to the Far South, Chip Simone's Chroma, and Vivian Maier's Photographs. This grand exhibition runs through April 7, 2012. End Quote
  • Atlanta, GA (1888PressRelease) March 07, 2012 - Jackson Fine Art, a gallery in Atlanta. Georgia specializing in 20th century and contemporary photography, opened in 1990. Today, Jackson Fine Art continues to have a strong focus on contemporary work while at the same time retaining a blend of 20th century and vintage works.

    Todd Murphy was born in Chicago and moved to Georgia as a child. After studying art at the University of Georgia, he began his acclaimed artistic career in Atlanta. He is best known for his breath-taking large format paintings and sculptural installations. Upon returning from Antarctica, Todd Murphy revealed his much-anticipated new series, The Narrow Road to the Far South. Massive icebergs take center stage in these hauntingly beautiful photographs. The title of the series is a reference to the acclaimed Japanese poet Matsuo Bushō's travel journal, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, from the late 17th century. Murphy, like Bushō with haiku, depicts the natural world in a simplistic yet powerful manner. The strength and grandeur of water captivates the viewer in these sublime black and white images.

    Chip Simone has been exhibiting photographs for more than four decades. He was educated in the visual arts and the history and traditions of creative photography at the world-renowned Rhode Island School of Design where he studied with American Master Harry Callahan. He first exhibited his work in 1966. In 1973 he was a founding member of NEXUS, Atlanta's first photography gallery. In 1980 his work was exhibited at the Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, NY. In 1982 he received a Photographers Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. For three decades, Chip Simone was dedicated to black-and-white street photography. In January of 2000, he took a road trip with two cameras: one for black and white and one for color. It was after this trip that he abandoned black and white for the vividness of color photography. Exploring Worcester, Massachusetts (his hometown) and Atlanta, Georgia (his home since 1972), Simone brings the world around him to life with his surprising and delightful use of color.

    Vivian Maier has been compared to the greatest street photographers in the canon of art history. An American of French and Austro-Hungarian origin, Vivian Maier bounced between Europe and the United States before coming back to New York City in 1951. Having picked up photography just two years earlier, she would comb the streets of the Big Apple refining her artistic craft. By 1956 Vivian left the East Coast for Chicago, where she'd spend most of the rest of her life. Vivian Maier would shoot photos that she zealously hid from the eyes of others. Taking snapshots into the late 1990′s, Maier would leave behind a body of work comprising over 100,000 negatives. Interesting bits of `Americana, the demolition of historic landmarks for new development, the unseen lives of ethnics and the destitute, as well as some of Chicago's most cherished sites were all meticulously catalogued by Vivian Maier. Vivian Maier's work is part of a renaissance in interest in the art of Street Photography.
    From Todd Murphy's monumental images of Antarctic icebergs to Chip Simone's vibrant scenes of contemporary cityscapes to Vivian Maier's incredible candid shots of street life, one can truly see the beauty and peculiarity in life. The curiosity of our extraordinary world is evident in these photographers' remarkable images.

    About Jackson Fine Art: One of Atlanta, Georgia's most fashionable and well-stocked locations for contemporary art, Jackson Fine Art places a strong emphasis on 20th century and contemporary photography. They have a wonderful website. Please check them out at:

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