APA Atlanta is thrilled to sponsor ATL Photo Night, an event featuring photographer speakers on the third Thursday of every month at 7pm at Facet Gallery.

For this month’s talk, ATL Photo Night brings you Johnathon Kelso, an Atlanta-based photographer documenting life in the South. His work has been featured by The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, CNN Photos, and The Oxford American. Kelso’s series, “I Want to Die A-Shouting,” depicting Sacred Harp Singing communities in the South, is housed at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery, Alabama. In the summer of 2016, Kelso released an introspective body of work entitled “As God is My Witness,” which looks intently at the Neo-Confederate presence in the region and the convoluted history surrounding the American Civil War. Kelso is currently traveling within the Deep South photographing for a new project exploring the history of racial terror lynching in America. This documentary project, covering six states, will investigate stories of hatred and mob violence spanning from 1877 to 1950, in which over 4,000 lynchings took place.