David Kaufman
Photo courtesy of Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

David Kaufman: Peachtree Creek

Mar 1
Fri, Mar 17pm – 8pm
David Kaufman


In 1990 David Kaufman decided to explore Peachtree Creek from its headwaters to its confluence with the Chattahoochee River. For 13 years he paddled the creek, photographed it, and researched its history as the Atlanta area's major watershed. In 2004/5 Kaufman’s photographs of the creek were on view at the Fernbank Museum of Natural history and in In 2007, UGA Press published Kaufman’s photographs and text in Peachtree Creek. This book, which is a compelling mix of urban travelogue, local history, is also a call for conservation of a natural resource moving through an ever-growing urban landscape. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the lecture.

Most Atlantans only glimpse Peachtree Creek briefly from Piedmont or Peachtree Roads, as they pass over it on their daily commute, if at all. However with the advent of vigorous community organizing and outreach, several advocacy groups have brought new awareness to Peachtree Creek and are committed to educating the public and preserving the creek. One such group, Peachtree Creek Greenway, is partnering with Oglethorpe University Museum of Art and photographer/historian/traveler Dave Kaufman to present the exhibition. This exhibition includes more than 15 original photographs by Kaufman as well as text regarding the history, a timeline, and conservation issues. Also included are renderings by Carlos Perez of Perez Planning and Design LLC for the Peachtree Creek Greenway, Inc. of the “model miles” they are currently creating along the creek’s north fork.

This event takes place at:
Turner Lynch Campus Center
4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Trustee Room
Atlanta, GA 30319


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