Gallery 72 Opens Exhibition Celebrating Southwest Atlanta Photographer

A portrait of the former City of Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young and his family from the collection of Thomas Dorsey.

Revered local photographer Thomas Dorsey has spent more than 30 years capturing the family portraits of Southwest Atlanta’s residents.

In “Family: Pride, Dignity and Togetherness II”, hosted at Gallery 72 from Monday, Feb. 10 to Friday, April 3, 2020, we explore Dorsey’s long career as a portrait photographer through select images that highlight the rich history and tight-knit families of Southwest Atlanta.

Dorsey made a name for himself, first in Chicago and then in Atlanta, with his authentic and loving family portraits. Dorsey’s images not only capture moments in time but the pride and love that bonds families together.

The exhibition showcases families of Southwest Atlanta taken between 1978 and 2002 and will feature photos from families including the Youngs, Vivians, Spriggs, Hills, Aarons, Arringtons and more.

Join us on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, for the opening reception at Gallery 72, 72 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA, from 6 pm to 8 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

Gallery 72 is a municipal gallery operated by the City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The gallery is dedicated to presenting stimulating and thought-provoking contemporary art and programs that focus on advancing Atlanta’s arts offerings.

Gallery 72 is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.