Current Artist

This Fall the MacMillan Law Library hosts the artwork of talented local photographers.

Jerry Williamson is a long time Decatur resident. She is a retired nurse practitioner and association executive and an active consultant to professional associations.  An avid traveler, she always has an eye out for interesting people, details, and scenic places. She has traveled extensively in Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, China, Canada and the United States. Her photographs serve as journal and record of her encounters with people and their environments.

The cityscapes in this exhibit depict people, buildings, sculptures and, sometimes just an interesting detail, ranging from Decatur to New York City, Istanbul, and Shanghai, among others.

Jerry’s photographs have been published in the US China Review, selected for a Southeastern Photography School exhibit, and exhibited locally at the Oakhurst Arts Café, Atlanta/Fulton County Main Library, Decatur Public Library, Salem Panola Public Library, Mercer University Atlanta, and Emory University Schwartz Center.

Artist Portrait

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Selected photographs

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Brenda Constan currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a retired high school English teacher.  She has been exhibiting her photos in the Atlanta area for several years and has published her photos in numerous magazines and brochures.  Brenda has been taking photographs since childhood when her grandfather gave her his Brownie box camera.  Before moving to Atlanta, she lived in New Orleans, where she developed an interest in photographing musicians and city scenes, and in Vermont, where she developed interests in bicycling, hiking, canoeing, and cross-country skiing and began using her camera to document the beauty of the changing seasons.  Today she enjoys traveling and depends on her camera not so much as an artistic tool but as a way to record images of the people she meets and the scenery and wildlife she encounters during her travels and along the trail.  The photographs in this exhibit are from New York City; London; Atlanta; Quito, Ecuador; Berlin; Prague, Czech Republic; Brighton, England; Lucern, Switzerland; and Savannah, Georgia.

Artist Portrait

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Selected photographs

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Lynn Farmer, a photographer since she was nine years old, lives in Decatur, Georgia. She taught high school English for 35 years and holds a Ph.D. in literature from Emory University. She has traveled widely, awed by the beauty and surprise along the way and joyfully taking photographs. She enjoys photographing formal and informal portraits, landscapes, patterns in architecture and the natural world, human nature in action and repose, and visual paradox. In addition to being a photographer, Lynn is a poet and a singer.

Lynn’s work has been published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Village Writer Magazine, Michael Carlos Museum News, and the DeKalb News-Sun, among others; has illustrated the dissertation Ancestors in the Laying-By Time: Revival of the Living and the Dead at Shingleroof Camp Meeting, by Donna Mote; and has appeared on the websites for the AJC, Café Mezclao, and others. Lynn has received a number of prizes for her work, including four prizes in the Wolf Camera Southeastern Photography Awards; one prize in the AJC Travel Photography Contest; and two prizes in the Atlanta Audubon Society Photography Exhibition. She has also exhibited her photography locally at Stone Mountain Yellow Daisy Festival; Oakhurst Community Arts Festival; Glory Be! Salon; Tucker, Salem Panola, and Decatur Public Libraries; Mercer University Library; Emory Law School Library; Atlanta Fulton County Library; and Clarkston Community Center.

The current exhibit features photographs of cityscapes around the world from up close, as well as from a farther perspective. Some of the photographs were taken in the U.S.—San Francisco, New Orleans, New York, and Atlanta—and others in the cities of Cuba, Morocco, England, Italy, Spain, and Germany. 

Artist Portrait

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Selected photographs

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