Atlanta Regional Commission : Framing the Future

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Photo Contest Winners

One of the key goals of Fifty Forward is to have an intensive public conversation to envision metro Atlanta 50 years from now. Open to all metro region residents, ARC’s first ever region-wide photography contest, “Framing the Future" engaged metro photographers of all ages and skill levels:

Citizens have helped frame the future by submitting images of what they value about the Atlanta region today and what they envision for the future. Family, parks, greenspace, walkability, public areas, modern skyscrapers and dozens of nature photographs, communicated loud and clear what is important to metro Atlantans.

The winning images were selected by judges Rebecca Des Marais, Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Art and Cultural Enrichment Program; Amy Miller, director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography; Valenda Campbell, CARE photo editor and Annette Cone-Skelton, Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

Overall Best of Show Winner

Overall Best of Show Winner
John Elliott


Metro Atlanta Fifty Forward Winner

Metro Atlanta
"Fifty Forward" Winner

Alexandra Boldyreva

Metro "Atlanta Now" Winner
Sam Dobrow

Metrol Atlanta Now Winner
ARC Staff Atlanta Fifty Forward Winner

ARC Staff Atlanta
"Fifty Forward" Winner

John Sumner

ARC Staff "Atlanta Now" Winner
Michael Allen

ARC Staff Atlanta Now Winner