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‘Moonlight’ in the Atrium
By DeAllous Smith

“Moonlight Over Georgia,” the latest exhibit in the Airport Atrium, displays the beauty of Georgia’s southern ruins and landscapes through images photographed by moonlight. 

The exhibit, which will be on display through August 15, showcases the natural colors and mysteries of nighttime scenes. Artist Karekin Goekjian transforms the landscape’s natural hues into a brilliant artificiality reminiscent of neon signs and high-definition video.

“These photographs present a side of nature that is not visible to the plain eye,” said David Vogt, Airport Art Program manager. “Goekjian creatively brings out the illuminating colors in each scene by using strobes and flashlights during extended exposure times that may last up to an hour and a half.” 

Born in Lebanon, Goekjian moved to the United States in 1970. His works have been widely displayed in museum and corporate collections worldwide. Goekjian lives in Athens, Ga., where he runs an art gallery on the outskirts of downtown.

Photographer Karekin Goekjian used strobes and flashlights to give the natural hues a brilliant, artificial look.

Photographer Karekin Goekjian used strobes and flashlights
to give the natural hues a brilliant, artificial look.

The exhibit will be on display in the Airport’s Atrium through August 15.

The exhibit will be on display in the Airport’s Atrium through
August 15.


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