Photos – Out and about at the Decatur Book Festival

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 31, 2014

I hope you all got a chance to check out Dena Mellick’s article about the VIP perks at this year’s Decatur Book Festival.

Photographer Jonathan Phillips was out and about taking photos for Decaturish this year. Here are some of the sights and scenes from DBF 2014:

Photo: Jonathan Phillips  Vivian Clifton performs on one of numerous stages during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The ninth annual event saw tens of thousands of people come out to the downtown Decatur area to meet with world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, art, and fun.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Vivian Clifton performs on one of numerous stages during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The ninth annual event saw tens of thousands of people come out to the downtown Decatur area to meet with world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, art, and fun.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips  Diogo Richards hangs out on the barrel of the cannon outside of the historic courthouse during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The ninth annual event saw tens of thousands of people come out to the downtown Decatur area to meet with world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, art, and fun.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Diogo Richards hangs out on the barrel of the cannon outside of the historic courthouse.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips  Sadie Walker thumbs through a section of children's books during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The ninth annual event saw tens of thousands of people come out to the downtown Decatur area to meet with world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, art, and fun.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Sadie Walker thumbs through a section of children’s books.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips  Bee Nahmias tries to identify a weed that has been growing in her yard by looking through a book on plant life during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The ninth annual event saw tens of thousands of people come out to the downtown Decatur area to meet with world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, art, and fun.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Bee Nahmias tries to identify a weed that has been growing in her yard by looking through a book on plant life.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips  Len Vlahos (right) signs copies of his book during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The ninth annual event saw tens of thousands of people come out to the downtown Decatur area to meet with world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, art, and fun.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Len Vlahos (right) signs copies of his book.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips  Authors Jennifer Armentrout (right), Adele Griffin and Jennifer Mathieu talk about their books during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The ninth annual event saw tens of thousands of people come out to the downtown Decatur area to meet with world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, art, and fun.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Authors Jennifer Armentrout (right), Adele Griffin and Jennifer Mathieu talk about their books.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips  Lauren Myracle (right) signs a copy of her book for Hannah Mains during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The ninth annual event saw tens of thousands of people come out to the downtown Decatur area to meet with world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, art, and fun.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Lauren Myracle (right) signs a copy of her book for Hannah Mains.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips  Raymond Atkins (right), his wife Marsha and Cat Blanco talk inside the hospitality suite during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The ninth annual event saw tens of thousands of people come out to the downtown Decatur area to meet with world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, art, and fun.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Raymond Atkins (right), his wife Marsha and Cat Blanco talk inside the hospitality suite.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips  August Murray plays a trumpet during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The ninth annual event saw tens of thousands of people come out to the downtown Decatur area to meet with world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, art, and fun.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips
August Murray plays a trumpet.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips  Sylvia Jensen looks through piles of books during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The ninth annual event saw tens of thousands of people come out to the downtown Decatur area to meet with world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, art, and fun.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Sylvia Jensen looks through piles of books.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips  Lisa Goldman (left) and Mary Lynn Gaines (right) look through boxes of children's books during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The ninth annual event saw tens of thousands of people come out to the downtown Decatur area to meet with world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, art, and fun.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Lisa Goldman (left) and Mary Lynn Gaines (right) look through boxes of children’s books.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips  Ron Rash (left) and John Lang discuss Lang's brand new book analyzing Rash's body of work during the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The ninth annual event saw tens of thousands of people come out to the downtown Decatur area to meet with world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, art, and fun.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Ron Rash (left) and John Lang discuss Lang’s brand new book analyzing Rash’s body of work.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips Lindsay Tewell writes a poem on the sidewalk using chalk.

Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Lindsay Tewell writes a poem on the sidewalk using chalk.

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Dan Whisenhunt is editor and publisher of Decaturish.com. https://www.linkedin.com/in/danwhisenhunt

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  • Mick

    Jonathan Phillips: Excellent photography, and can I just say thanks for getting the captions too? It’s always good to see the added line about who’s-doing-what in the images. Thanks to you and Decaturish for the coverage.

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