Worth a thousand words

In the fall of 1864, photographer George Barnard positioned his camera in the coupola of a woman’s school located on what is now Courtland Street. He took a series of three photographs that, when combined, show a panoramic view of Atlanta. A view that is remarkable for what it doesn’t show. A view, that is this week’s Stories of Atlanta.

Lance Russell is an Atlanta-based filmmaker and media communicator who, for over three decades, has been entrusted by clients to tell their stories. A seasoned producer with an innate ability to cut to the heart of the matter, Lance’s instincts are tailor-made for today’s “media bite” culture. Brief, poignant and always entertaining, Lance’s current passion is bringing Atlanta’s colorful and inspiring past to life with his “rest of the story” style video series, Stories of Atlanta. “History’s best communicators,” says Lance, “have always been storytellers. It’s in our DNA. ‘Once upon a time’ is how we got to where we are now.”

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