The Post-Apocalyptic Photo Challenge

In photography, digital technologies and processes opened up new opportunities for expressing and sharing ideas. At the same time, our dependence on it has become extensive. If disaster should strike and the power grid fail, I wondered – how would photographers continue their work?

For the 2013 Atlanta Photography Group Concepts Show, APG challenged artists to consider how a catastrophic disaster, such as the loss of the power grid, would affect them personally and our culture at large, starting with a part of their life that presumably, is very important to them – their art.

Stuart Horodoner, artistic director of Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, joined me in selecting work from artists responding to this challenge. APG exhibited the selected pieces in their gallery.