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Chip Simone at Emory University, 2014

Chip Simone discusses "Photography, the Beautiful Lie"

Atlanta-based urban photographer Chip Simone with Randy Gue, curator of Modern Political and Historical collections at Emory's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL), discussed "Photography, the Beautiful Lie." Simone was a founding member of NEXUS, Atlanta's first photography gallery, in 1973. Simone studied at the Rhode Island School of Design with modern American photography master Harry Callahan and first exhibited his work in 1966. His photos are included in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the High Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and in the Sir Elton John Photography Collection. Simone has published two books of his photography: "Chroma: Photographs by Chip Simone" (2011) and "On Common Ground: Photographs from the Crossroads of the New South" (1996). This was the first in the Atlanta Intersections series led by Randy Gue.