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Photographer Christy Bush will discuss her new book Familiar (Bitter Southerner, 2021), along with other topics from her life and career, with writer, brand consultant, and podcaster Chris Black in this informal public conversation hosted by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. The event is part of UGA's 2022 Spotlight on the Arts festival.

A celebration with music and light refreshments will follow the conversation. Copies of Familiar will be available for sale and signing at the event.

From the publisher: A rebellious punk rock kid from Atlanta, Christy Bush moved to Athens in the early '90s and fell in with a well-known group of creatives and musicians. Those were heady days in Athens, Georgia, and Christy took her camera with her everywhere, snapping pictures, "so she wouldn't forget." Familiar is a visual feast... a look through Christy's lens at the last three decades from Athens to NYC to Los Angeles and around the world. Her rock and fashion photographs are stunning. The images of her muses, documenting their coming of age stories in the South, are jaw-dropping.

From the foreword by Michael Stipe: “There is a simple truth evident throughout. Many of these subjects are family, people that she has gathered together and created a life with. Her documentation of that life is shown in both its rawness and in the more theatrical glamour of the staged and unstaged. It challenges us to look in different ways. It is a delight to be invited inside this life."

Bush's work will be on display in the ATHICA@Ciné gallery throughout the month of November. She is represented by Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta.

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