November 2012


River Rats I

Artist’s Statement

For the last 35 years, my photographic projects have given me the privilege to travel throughout the world, exploring the diversity of the lands and their people. This selection of images is a cross section of those journeys.




Jerry Atnip has a 35-year career as a commercial and fine art photographer. He began as Partner and Creative Director of an ad agency in Nashville as well as Director of its photography department. His images have been published in 40 countries, and since 2003, he’s held over 70 exhibitions and been presented with more than 80 awards. He is also a teacher, workshop director, curator, juror and frequent lecturer.

Jerry’s work has been collected by museums, corporate and private collectors and he is a member of The National Arts Club in New York. Those who have curated his work include Carol McCusker, Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, California; Hossein Farmani, Founder of the Lucie Awards; Cig Harvey, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University; Mac Holbert, co-founder of Nash Editions; Eli Reed, Magnum photographer; Julian Cox, Curator of deYoung Museum in San Francisco; Peter MacGill, President of Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York; Joyce Tenneson, photographer; and Jane Jackson, Curator of the Sir Elton John Photography Collection.

Selected exhibitions include Art of Photography Show, San Diego, California; National Exhibition at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, California; Emirates Photography Exhibition, Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Px3, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Paris, France; Miniatures, Albuquerque Museum of Art; Spectra Triennial at Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut; DIGIfoto Exhibition, Brno and Prague, Czech Republic; International Exhibition at Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest, Hungary; The Fourth Annuale Exhibition at Light Factory Museum of Contemporary Photography, Charlotte, North Carolina; 2012 Juried Exhibition at Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California; and SlowExposures, Concord, Georgia.

His first book, Gone South, was published in 2011.