Hometown: A Documentary of Monroe, Georgia
Featured on New York Times LENS and CBS46 News, Atlanta > October 2015, Monroe Art Guild, Monroe, Georgia: This documentary series reveals an intriguing look at Monroe, Georgia – a small southern town situated comfortably between Athens and Atlanta. It is a place of contrasts – old and new, white collar and blue collar. Home to more than 13,000 folks – about half black and half white. A bedroom community of proud natives, content neighbors, and hopeful newcomers seeking space. Quiet. It lacks a fancy grocery store, street art, and a place to buy liquor; but it's abundant in spacious cotton mills, bibles, and bankers. Conservative. Its shades of gray and democrats can be counted on one hand. A stretch of land thick with heritage and a shape to be defined.
Southern Exposures 16th Annual Exhibition, Pike County, GA
“Homecoming Dates” by Stephanie Calabrese was selected by the 2018 Slow Exposures judges to be 1 of 80 images from more than 1100 submission) to be featured in the show’s 16th year of celebrating photography of the rural south. The exhibition was held Sept 20-23, 2018 in Pike County, Georgia in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography.
Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
October 2013: Stephanie's photographs and videos captured on assignment in the Republic of Georgia for CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, were shared as part of the "Through the Eyes of a Girl" art exhibit celebrating International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2013. Watch the video stories.
National Center for Civil & Human Rights, Atlanta, GA
June 2012: Stephanie exhibited ten photographs from her "Picture Hope" body of documentary photographs alongside an exhibit of the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers at the Georgia Aquarium for an invitation-only event celebrating the ground breaking of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia.
Odapark Art Centre, Holland
March - May 2012: A series of Stephanie's iPhone photographs were selected to be exhibited in the Odapark Art Centre in Holland for the "Love the One You're With" exhibition featuring nature photography by 13 photographers from around the world.
Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Oct 2011: Stephanie curated and shared ten of her iPhone photographs in "The Art of iPhoneography" exhibition at Matre Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia in association with Atlanta Celebrates Photography month. Her work was exhibited among eight photographers featured in her book, The Art of iPhoneography: A Guide to Mobile Creativity.