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Inspiring Stories from Southern Atlanta

The heart of our mission at VoyageATL is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Atlanta’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out Southern Atlanta’s rising stars below.

Tara Barfield

I’ve always been into makeup artistry! I grew up doing pageants, dance, & theatre, so being creative with makeup was always something that I was able to do. I was a theatre major in college and when I wasn’t staying past midnight for rehearsals, I was practicing my craft on anyone and everyone that would let me. Read more>>

Bryan Daniels

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest region, I was born and raised in Seattle, WA. Renowned for its flourishing seafood markets, eclectic restaurants and landmarks such as the iconic Space Needle and historic Pike Place Market, it’s not surprising that Seattle’s thriving sushi scene would one day become my passion. Read more>>

Alexia Butts

I started working in event planning as an intern in college. I was a sophomore and didn’t really like my major (marketing). I have always had a love for architecture and interiors. So many of my vacation photos were of buildings/design details. I decided to switch my major and apply to the interior design program at Georgia State. Read more>>

Shenan Griffin

Photography has always been a passionate hobby of mine. I can’t imagine life without captured images of past times. After spending 15 years in the transportation industry, enjoying the international world of logistics, I decided to take a leap of faith and embrace my calling. Read more>>

Morgan Carlisle

For most of my childhood and adolescence, dance has been part of my identity. It made me more than just my race or gender in a community that collectively labeled people based on common stereotypes. I grew up in a small town (Paris, TN) where diversity was not important and many communities were still overtly segregated. Read more>>

Tery Wilson

I’m a self-taught filmmaker and have been working in the film industry for about 6yrs now. I started my own production company and seriously I can’t picture myself doing anything else. I have done all kinds of work in hopes of finding my true niche and I believe filmmaking is my calling. Read more>>

Darius Flagg

I actually started photography about a year ago. Back in high school I never thought of myself as a creative. I remember scrolling down tumblr pages and just being amazed at how talented people were. Deep down all along though I knew creating visual art was something I wanted to do. Read more>>

Akil DuPont

Through the course of his career as a storyteller in theatre and film, Akil DuPont has earned 30 awards in 40 film festivals including 2 Student Emmys! His films have played in over 60 countries and in 2014, he was named #7 of the top 100 indie filmmaker in the world. Read more>>

Tyrone Mitchell

I’m a native of Philadelphia and graduated from John Bartram High School, where I first discovered my love for theater. I attended a traveling history show performed by Freedom Theatre, which led me to join Freedom Theatre’s acting program. Read more>>

Dr. Avis Foley

I always knew that I was destined for greatness. Growing up in Gary, Indiana – one of the world’s most dangerous cities, not only gave me the heart and determination to thrive through adversity, but it helped me to understand that the world I was born into would be fundamental to my testimony. Read more>>

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