New Conversation Series at the Intersection of Atlanta's Past and Future

Mar 18, 2014

'When I was growing up here, no one wanted to be in Atlanta. And now there's an entire generation of mostly young people who...are trying to make something of Atlanta. And part of creating the culture that has allowed us to reach this point.'

 Emory University’s archives division is inviting speakers from Atlanta's arts, food, literary and other cultural worlds to take part in a new series. Atlanta Intersections is intended "to spur new conversations about the city of Atlanta, the South, and beyond." 

Recently, John Lemley sat down with the curator of the talks and its first speaker. Randy Gue is curator of Emory's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. Chip Simone has been photographing the streets and people of the Atlanta since 1972. Simone's talk kicks things off Tuesday, March 18.

John  began the conversation by asking Randy what sparked the idea for the talks.


And here's an extended version of this conversation, in which Chip Simone talks more about the subject of his Atlanta Intersections talk, “Photography: The Beautiful Lie.”