January 2014



St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Artist’s Statement

I have always loved architecture and have a degree in interior design, so it is only natural that I love photographing architecture. Architecture is all around us – from small town residences to city skyscrapers. The culture and history of a town or city is often revealed in its architecture, whether it is a small town like Eufaula, Alabama, or the city of Atlanta. You can find all styles of architecture in the South. In Atlanta, you have the contrast of new contemporary versus classic traditional. In Eufaula, there are over 70 buildings on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

Often, churches have incredibly beautiful architecture – another indication of the culture and history of the people, so, much of my photography includes churches. This portfolio of architecture and architectural details includes: homes from tiny towns in Alabama and residences in Charleston and Savannah; contrasting views of buildings in Chattanooga and Atlanta; and churches from small towns and larger cities – photographs from road trips throughout the South.




In 2008, Myrtie Cope got serious about photography after closing her business, selling her house and moving to Montana to attend an intensive five-month photography course. Finally she was able to take pictures as she imagined them with what she learned there. After moving back to Atlanta, she has actively pursued her passion and participates in two photography clubs. While landscape and nature are two of her favorite subjects, architecture is also high on the list of things she enjoys shooting.
She is honored to have two landscape photographs of Georgia hanging at the new international concourse at the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and two landscape photographs selected to hang at the Georgia State Capitol. Among other exhibits, she has been juried into the Women in Focus annual ACP exhibit at Mason-Murer for the past three years and was juried into SlowExposures in 2010. In addition, she has participated in a two-person exhibit of work completed while in Montana and a two-person exhibit of work from the Okefenokee NWR.