"None a Stranger" – Portraits by New Orleans photographer Zack Smith
A solo show at 3 Ring Circus, opening White Linen Night, New Orleans,
LA August 4th
MUSICAL GUESTS: 9-midnight
-Luke Allen (of Happy Talk Band) solo set
-The Other Planets
"Street corners. Parking lots. My backyard. Your backyard. Under a
banana canopy; photographs of strangers and friends made during times
strong, times intimate, that end in times of familiarity and comfort.
These photographs are just the start of a long relationship." – Zack
Over the last 10 years, Zack Smith has documented the social landscape
and the faces and personalities that surround him. From his street
dwelling neighbors during his squatting days in Montana, his close
friends during backyard parties and portrait sessions, and folks
passing in front of his lens; Smith has captured a wide cross section
of randomness and familiarity through his portraits.
His portrait work has been featured in national and local magazines
including recently: URB, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Parenting,
Relix, New Orleans Magazine, and Antigravity Magazine. The last 8
years have been spent working as a freelance photographer in New
Orleans, as his client roster of musicians, actors, and bands grow.
" None a Stranger" – Selected Works
On August 4, The Big Top Gallery in New Orleans will feature over 50
works by Zack Smith. Individual portraits and portrait installations
featuring private moments with Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, bassist
Cassandra Faulconer, writer Callen Cotton, and excerpts from his many
portrait projects currently underway.
The Photo Alliance wants to thank Ed Richards of Baton Rouge for his generous donation of 2 beautiful Cambo monorail 4x5 cameras, a professional Bogen tripod and a number of film holders. We will be looking to make these cameras functional when we locate some lenses, and make them available to Photo Alliance members for special projects. The generosity of members from around the region is part of what makes this organization so successful. Thank you, Ed.
Gumbo Ya-Ya with Keith Carter
Would you like to develop a personal style, strengthen your original vision, and broaden the way you think about photography? This weekend workshop will help serious amateur and professional photographers find more passion in their work by exploring the narrative, aesthetic, and emotional aspects of image making. Through studying the work of both historically significant and little known photographers, group discussions, a shooting assignment, and individual portfolio reviews, we will refine our views on the creative photographic process. Everyone is encouraged to bring a sense of humor and a sense of purpose; wise-asses, hotshots and burnouts are all welcome.
Class size will be limited to 14 participants.
December 8 & 9, 2007
9am – 3pm each day
Keith Carter is one of the leading fine-art/editorial photographers working today. His expressive images have been published in nine books, the most recent of which are Holding Venus and Opera Nuda. An internationally respected educator and workshop leader, Keith holds the Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where he received the highest honor given to faculty: the University Professor Award. Other awards include the Lange-Taylor Prize and two National Endowment for the Arts regional survey grants.
Keith has had over 70 solo exhibitions in six countries and his photographs are in the permanent collections of the George Eastman House, the Art Institute of Chicago and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others. His work is represented by the Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York; Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago; McMurtrey Gallery, Houston; and Photo-Eye, Santa Fe.
This is Keith's second workshop in New Orleans. See examples of his work at www.keithcarterphotographs.com.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is for committed photographers who want to explore and redefine their image making. Participants may use either traditional black-and-white film or digital capture. Digital participants are required to have laptops, supporting software and memory. B&W film shooters will be charged an additional lab fee for overnight film processing. A work sample is requested at time of registration.
To register please contact The Darkroom: email@example.com / 504-522-3211