Jerry Atnip has a 36-year career as a commercial and fine art photographer. He began as Partner and Creative Director of an ad agency in Nashville as well as Director of its photography department. His images have been published in 40 countries, and since 2003, he's held over 75 exhibitions and been presented with over 90 awards. He is also a teacher, workshop director, curator, juror and frequent lecturer. He is on the boards of several arts and photography organizations.
His work has been collected by museums, corporate and private collectors, and he is an Exhibiting Member of The National Arts Club in New York. Those who have curated his work include Carol McCusker, Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA, Hossein Farmani, Founder of the Lucie Awards, Cig Harvey, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Mac Holbert, co-founder of Nash Editions, Eli Reed, Magnum photographer, Julian Cox, Curator of deYoung Museum in San Francisco, Peter MacGill, President of Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York, Joyce Tenneson, photographer and Jane Jackson, Curator of the Sir Elton John Photography Collection.‚ÄÇ
Corporate Collectors include Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Vanderbilt University, Hungarian Multicultural Center, Shepherd Center-Atlanta, Georgia, Avenue Bank, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, Vanderbilt Hospital, Tennessee Bank & Trust, DIGIfoto-Czech Republic and ABC's Nashville television series.
Selected exhibitions include Art of Photography Show, San Diego, California, National Exhibition at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, California, Emirates Photography Exhibition, Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Px3, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Paris, France, Basundhara Arts Festival, Basundhara, Kathmandu, Miniatures, Albuquerque Museum of Art, Spectra Triennial at Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut, DIGIfoto Exhibition, Brno and Prague, Czech Republic, International Exhibition at Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest, Hungary, The Fourth Annuale Exhibition at Light Factory Museum of Contemporary Photography, Charlotte, North Carolina and 2012 Juried Exhibition at Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California.
His first book, Gone South was published in 2011. The Guitar: An American Love Story was published in 2012 in collaboration with the Tennessee State Museum.
His work has been featured in articles by Elizabeth Avedon, John Bennette, CNN Photo blog, La Journal de la Photographie, The Photo Review, pdn magazine, Silvershotz magazine, Photographers Forum magazine, PhotoLife magazine, South by Southeast magazine, Folly magazine, Lenscratch magazine, Nashville Arts Magazine, Photo-Eye, ArtNowNashville and John Wall's Southern Photography.