Overall Best of Show Winner

John Elliott


Framing the Future Photo Contest

One of the key goals of Fifty Forward was 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.

We asked participants to 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.

Photo Contest Winners


Metro Atlanta
"Fifty Forward" Winner

Alexandra Boldyreva


Metro "Atlanta Now" Winner

Sam Dobrow



ARC Staff Atlanta
"Fifty Forward" Winner

John Sumner 


ARC Staff "Atlanta Now" Winner

Michael Allen



Thank you to our judges: 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.

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