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Blake Burton (b. 1984) is an architect and photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia.  His project Ponce City Market has offered rare, behind the scenes views of one of the largest adaptive reuse projects in the United States.  Spanning six years, the project documents the transition from monumental empty edifice on the brink of ruin, to a world class destination teeming with activity. Burton's first book Ponce City Market: The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Atlanta's Largest Building will be produced by Schiffer Publishing. Featuring a Foreword by renowned architectural historian Robert M. Craig, and an essay by Sears historian Jerry Hancock, the book is anticipated for release in Spring 2018.  

 

Education:

Georgia Institute Of Technology, M. Arch, 2009

Birmingham-Southern College, B.S. in Business Administration, 2006

Awards:

2015     Photolucida, Critical Mass Top 50, Finalist

2014     Minube, Finding Paradise Contest, First Prize

2012     Travel+Leisure, Best Photos Of 2012

2011     Digital Photo Magazine, Perfect Portrait Contest, Second Prize

2010     National Geographic, World In Focus, Viewer's Choice Finalist

Exhibitions:

2016    PONCE CITY MARKET, The FENCE, Savannah, GA, Gainesville, GA, Columbus, GA, Thomasville, GA (Group)

2013    PONCE CITY MARKET, Ponce Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Press:

2015     National Trust for Historic Places - Ponce City Market

2015     Oxford American - Ponce City Market

2015     Untapped Cities - Ponce City Market

2015     Dominique James - Q&A

2015     PetaPixel - Ponce City Market

2015     ArchDaily - Ponce City Market

2014     Get Addicted To - Ponce City Market

2013     Hearth Magazine - Croatia

2012     Curbed Atlanta - Ponce City Market

2012     Urbanautica - Ponce City Market

Radio Interviews

WABE Atlanta's NPR - 6/29/2015

Print Publications

Planning Magazine: "Emerald Necklace, Southern Style"  January 2014, pg 26.

Trouve Magazine Vo.l. 1: New Adventures In An Ancient Land   2014