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Judith Pishnery

Business of Photography

Judith began her passion for photography while in high school and continues it today.  After many years of teaching and working as a professional photographer, Judith completed M.A and M.F.A. graduate degrees from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

As the Executive Director at the Atlanta Photography Group, Judith serves as the chief operating officer of Atlanta’s oldest photography art center, she works closely with the Board of Directors to direct and administer all programs, operations and policies in addition to supervising professional staff and volunteers.

Recently leaving a position as Photography Department Director at an Atlanta area college, Judith revamped the department with new computer classrooms, print labs, and put in place a streamlined equipment storage and checkout system. In addition to the physical changes in the department the curriculum had been rewritten to include a solid technical and creative photographic base, along with an eye to current trends and techniques affecting a photographic career. She managed a team of 8 faculty members, a staff of 3 department employees, 3 federal work study students, 100+ students, a program budget of over $400,000 and annual equipment grants ranging from $11,000 to $120,000. Her other responsibilities included participation as a SkillsUSA advisor, Technical Chair and National Education Team member. 

As a professional photographer, Judith works on assignment for editorial, catalog, advertising and corporate clients. She provides exceptional customer service and outstanding value for her clients. She loves creating images and enhancing the assignment ideas and products, while being considerate of the clients’ needs, budgets and deadlines.

Not satisfied with just assignments, she has always had a variety of personal photography projects and learning enhancements in the works. Her personal photographic art works have been exhibited and collected throughout the South East. 

In addition, she has served on the board of APA/Atlanta (American Photographic Artists) and the Advisory Board of Atlanta Celebrates Photography (an annual photography festival). She has been involved on the Board of Directors of ACP since the early planning sessions in 1998. 

She currently resides in a small town outside Atlanta, not unlike where she grew up in Pennsylvania, with her husband and two dogs.