The AFP launches on a new National Geographic site! comments [4]

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That’s right folks, National Geographic.com acquired our project and featured it on a new NG.com Travel website.  We’ve been working on handing over the content to them for the past few months, and we’re excited to finally see the AFP under the yellow border.  After more than two years of planning, traveling, and editing, we’re so excited to have our project culminate here.  We could not have thought of a better ending.  We’re also hoping the AFP will now reach a much larger audience.  Check out the galleries and newly-edited videos.  There’s even a new one about Andrew and me “on the road”.

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Posted by Ross, posted on 04/08/2010 at 4:49pm. Bookmark this post | post a comment

The AFP brings it home! comments [1]

AFP Exhibit from American Festivals Project on Vimeo.

Last weekend we were able to celebrate the end of our project by hosting an exhibit and party in our hometown of Charlottesville, VA.  Our friends over at The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative opened up their gallery and created the place to be on First Fridays.  It was a real joy to finally see our photos in print and have our closest friends and family there.  Brother Sean made an incredible mix of Cajun and Zydeco music, while we made an open call for people to bring food and turn the evening into a potluck.  What a turnout we had!  From 6:30-10:30 the place was packed!  Many people told us later they couldn’t even see the photographs because of the dense crowd.

The AFP attended festivals and events and parties for over a year, and there was no better way to end the project by having our own “festival” in Charlottesville.  Thanks to our many friends who helped set up the exhibit the week before:  Sean, Julie, Buster, Johnny, Maria, Mandy, Kevin, and Ashley.  Ya’ll are the best.

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Posted by Ross, posted on 01/20/2010 at 12:58pm. Bookmark this post | post a comment

AFP gets a little more love from NPR comments [0]

We’ve been getting streams of phone calls from friends telling us they heard the AFP on All Things Considered tonight.  We recorded a piece out of the Cville office a few weeks ago.  It’s up on the WVTF website.  Have a look and listen:

link: http://www.wvtf.org/news_and_notes/index.php

mp3: http://www.wvtf.org/news_and_notes/audio/201001060941190.festivalphotogs.mp3

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Posted by andrew, posted on 01/06/2010 at 9:39pm. Bookmark this post | post a comment

AFP Exhibit Extravaganza comments [1]

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The AFP is kicking off 2010 with the biggest party of the year…so far!  Please join us in Charlottesville Friday January 8th for the opening night of the American Festivals Project print exhibit.  A selection of our finest images will be on display including plenty of print surprises.  There will be lots of food and wine, so bring a dish if you can, come hungry, and come ready to party.

What: American Festivals Project exhibit opening!
Where: The Bridge | Progressive Arts Initiative, 209 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, Va 22902
When: Friday January 8th, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Food and Wine: We’re supplying the wine (lots of it).  If you can bring an appetizer dish of some kind it would be greatly appreciated!

We hope to see all of you there.  Please bring any friends or family you’d like.  Prints will also be available for sale at the show.  If you can’t make the show or are just interested in seeing what prints are available for sale, please see this link for our list of images for purchase:  http://www.photoshelter.com/c/banjowen/gallery/AFP-Print-Sale/G0000wLcigSu9VLI

Thanks to everyone’s incredible support throughout the year.  Come celebrate with us!

-Andrew and Ross

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AFP on NPR ‘Picture Show’ blog. comments [6]

See it HERE.

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Posted by Ross, posted on 12/16/2009 at 3:53pm. Bookmark this post | post a comment