The core of Legal Aid's mission is to help low-income people navigate the complexities of the court system at the most vulnerable times in their lives. Legal Aid's clients face evictions, health crises, foreclosure, domestic violence, education issues and consumer challenges that can only be solved with the help of a lawyer.
During its nine decade history, Legal Aid represented Cuban refugees held without due process in the Atlanta federal penitentiary, coined the term predatory lending, pioneered legal services for people with AIDS and cancer, established the first medical-legal collaborative serving children in the Southeast and won a landmark Supreme Court case on behalf of people with disabilities.
Picturing Justice is an annual exhibition that explores how photography can illuminate the human stories that live behind such common shorthand as "case", "client" or "issue" so we can better experience, empathize and advocate for the lives that are improved by this important work.
This year's Picturing Justice features a group exhibition as well as a photo-essay, "Saving Grace," created by photographer Melissa Golden and writer Robin McDonald for the Bitter Southerner, an incredible multimedia magazine telling real stories about the American South.
Partnerships: ACP is proud to work with the Bitter Southerner and Fall Line Press to further the work of Atlanta Legal Aid.
Opening Reception Oct 03 06:00PM - 08:00PM
Exhibition Oct 03 - Nov 30
Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Mon-Fri: 9AM – 5PM
Getting there: FREE parking in Legal Aid's lot next to building, or pay to park in deck directly across Ellis St. or take MARTA to Peachtree Center Station and walk 1 block north to corner of Peachtree and Ellis.