C4 Spark Awards at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown

A few years ago, I found out about C4 Atlanta, a non-profit arts service organization that offers business classes to artists entrepreneurs. My friend Manuel and I signed up for the Ignite class, which was informative and lots of fun. Plus we met a lot of great artists.

I stayed in touch with Jessyca Holland, the director, and for the last two years she’s called on me to photograph C4’s Spark Awards banquet. The Spark Awards celebrate Atlanta’s creative entrepreneurs.

The artist entrepreneur of the year for 2019 is Dan Flores of Art is King. And the Artist Champion is MARTA Artbound, led by Katherine Dirga, the Arts Administrator. Both were at the banquet to receive their awards, colorful blown- glass pieces in the shape of a flame.

Here a few photos from the banquet.

C4 Spark Awarrds 2019
Tahsa LaRae, singer

Tahsa LaRae, singer

Havoc Movement Dance Company

Havoc Movement Dance Company

Havoc Movement Dance Company

Havoc Movement Dance Company

C4 Spark Awards 2019
Artist Entrepreneur of the Year, Dan Flores of Art is King

Artist Entrepreneur of the Year, Dan Flores of Art is King

Keynote Speaker, Jamie Bennett,  Executive Director, ArtPlace America

Keynote Speaker, Jamie Bennett, Executive Director, ArtPlace America

Artist Champion, MARTA Artbound, ,Katherine Dirga, Arts Administrator,

Artist Champion, MARTA Artbound, ,Katherine Dirga, Arts Administrator,

Rap comedians at C4 Spark Awards

Soul Food Cypher, HipHop MCs

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.