Atlanta’s social calendar will never look the same. Local photographer and socialite Harriet Leibowitz has pushed the envelope again with her provocative yet beautiful photographs. This time, however, her muses are well-known Atlanta socialites. The exhibition, Southern Seasons, opens on September 6 at Alan Avery Art Company and is sure to be one to remember. We will go out on a limb and say this will be one that you will find very hard to forget. Even those open-minded people, will get a thrill and a surprise when they experience this exhibition for the first time . Southern Seasons is about discovering the woman’s roles in society and the power they yield; through the lens of Harriet Leibowitz, of course. The exhibition, which includes 14 photographs featuring familiar faces on the Atlanta social scene, will be on display until Oct. 5.
Buzz about this exhibit has been swirling through the social circles for some time now. Last week at Fashion Cares, I ran into the local photographer herself and said I was looking forward to seeing the exhibit. As usual, she was dressed to the nines, elegant and beautiful, but her sly smirk told me to expect the unexpected. And with her rep for photographing the naked art form of men, we can only imagine what we will find.
As an Atlanta native Harriet Leibowitz has been fixture on the Atlanta art scene for years. Her early work deals with the issues surrounding idealized beauty of the classic male nude. Her later work delves into male facade and the role of gender in self-identity. Every photograph captures the inherent internal beauty of the human being and its need for self-expression. The mixture of apparent opposites offers the viewer a context in which to explore their own assumptions and perceptions about beauty. Her work can be found in very exclusive spots around Atlanta and the world including the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Blue Med Spa, The High Museum of Art, and in Sir Elton John Photography Collection.
Alan Avery Art Company is located at 315 E. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, http://www.alanaveryartcompany.com/