Rebecca Akin Photography

I am a nature and travel photographer from Athens, Georgia. Lifelong interests in travel and the outdoors contributed to my enthusiasm for photography, and the combination has led to travels throughout the U.S. and Canada, with additional trips to Europe, Japan, the Middle East, and South America. After retirement from the University of Georgia as a computer analyst, even more time has been devoted to photography and travel.

Exhibits and Awards

Lyndon House Arts Center Juried Art Exhibitions 2011, 2013, 2019, 2021; Athens, GA

Georgia Small Works 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 Juried Art Exhibitions; Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA; Awarded 1st Merit 2D in 2015 for “Irish Cottage”

Southworks 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2022 - National Juried Art Exhibitions; Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA

Athens Photography Guild Photo Contest 2018; Awarded 2nd Place for "Early Morning at Pawley's"

Irish Cottage

Thatched roof Irish cottage on the Inishowen Penisula in County Donegal, Ireland

Appalachian Mountain Treasures 2018; Juried Art Exhibition at The Bowen, Dawsonville, GA

Athens Photography Share Group; 2015 Exhibit at the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, Athens, GA

Roswell Photographic Society 17th Juried Show, Roswell, GA; October 2013; Awarded Honorable Mention for “The Cross of Palmer Chapel”

Madison-Morgan Cultural Center Juried Art Show, Heritage: Natural and Cultural, 2012; Madison, GA

The Cross of Palmer Chapel

With spring colors reflected in the old glass, the cross of Palmer Chapel in Cataloochee appears through the window

Georgia in Bloom 2011 Art Fest; Madison Artists Guild; Awarded 2nd place in Photography for “Makes Me Smile”

Madison Artists Guild Art Naturale at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia; 2011

Arts on the Creek Festival; Johns Creek, GA; Juried Exhibition; September, 2009

Georgia in Bloom 2009 Art Fest; Madison Artists Guild; Madison, GA; Awarded Honorable Mention Award for “Skipper”

Makes Me Smile

Flower of an onion plant as it opens

Cover for Flagpole Magazine; “The Cones”; Athens, Georgia; January 14, 2009

Visual Stories Exhibit 2008; Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, Georgia; Eight artists sharing stories through fiber, photography, clay, painting, drawing, mixed media prints, and the written word.

Flora and Fauna Exhibit 2005; Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, Georgia; Four photographers displaying their work with the theme of "Flora and "Fauna"

Juried Photography Exhibit; McCormick, South Carolina Arts Council; 2004

The Cones

Closeup of the Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

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