4.30.2008

Thom Bennett on WWNO

Thom Bennett will be the guest artist on Diane Mack's Weekly Arts Preview at 7:35 a.m., Friday, May 2 on WWNO (89.9 FM). Diane interviewed Thom about the work he will be showing in the Contemporary Crafts area of Jazz Fest this weekend. Listen in!

Focus on New Orleans

The latest issue of Newsweek includes an article on the rebirth of New Orleans culture, "Toward a New New Orleans."

Click here to see the photo essay by Charles Latham and Lori Waselchuk.

4.28.2008

Critters Jury Results

Many thanks to all the arists who submitted work for consideration. The following images were chosen for the exhibition:

Chris Brown - Caterpillars
Annie Walker - Albino
Rick Lineberger - Pointer
Beverly Coates - Cow Nose
Bill Varccaro - Scottie
Dede Lusk - Sheep Dogs
Hanah Neal - Window Dog
Rene Zietz - Mean Cat
Tami Bone - Birdman
Juliana Hoffpauir - Reddy's Nose
Michelle Wuttke - Snail
Rene Allie – Rooster
Matthew Benton - Lavender Bee
Warren Harold - Wet Dogs
Ann Texter - Flamingo Dream
Shannon Stoney - Steer
Chricel Portela - Dirty Pig
George Long - Jester
Daniel Smith - Swampadillo
Barbara Gasdaglis - Gals Gossip
Jon Shiu - Speckled Hen
Grissel Giuliano - Chick Study 3
L. Kyle Roberts - Ersy's Asylum
Jennifer Shaw - Crane Fly in Repose
Wendy Ploger - Hooray for Ernie
Kevin Kline - Roach in Glass # 2
Katharine Farmer - Laughing Shadow
Laura D'Alessandro - Darwin's Nightmare Critter #1
Thom Bennett- Poet's Hand
Charles Hedgcock - Long-Legged Black Ant

4.25.2008

Photo Openings at Mojo and W Hotel

Scaling Mountains: Small Footprints on Big Glaciers - photography by Marc Pagani

The opening wine reception is April 25th from 7-10 pm at Mojo Coffeehouse, 1500 Magazine Street . Stop by after Jazzfest opening night for a glass of wine and photography.

About the work:
"Scaling Mountains: Small Footprints on Big Glaciers" is an exhibition of 7 toned black and white 24x34 photographs by Marc Pagani of tiny climbers dwarfed by huge mountains from around the world, including the Himalayas of Nepal, the French Alps, the Skidadalur Range in Iceland, and Los Torres del Paine in Patagonia. The images portray a huge contrast between the size of the climber and the mountain he/she is attempting to scale. The images themselves are larger than life and convey a sense of the beauty of these fragile environments which are quickly disappearing due to climate change - in essence, our "small" footprint is anything but.

The show is presented in association with the New Orleans Photo Alliance and marcpagani.com. It will be up for 4 months. The images are unlike any I've seen in New Orleans in a public setting, so I'm very excited to be exhibiting these prints.

Zoom in on Local Legends - photography by Greg Miles

Feast your lens on Greg Miles’ musical muses. Miles has photographed some of New Orleans finest musicians from Ivan Neville to Fats Domino. W Hotels and Greg Miles have partnered to donate dollars from artwork sales to NOCCA to keep musicians prospering in New Orleans. Don’t be late...NOCCA will be playing all night and you’ll also hear a little tune from Irvin Mayfield followed by Roy Young.

WHEN April 29, 2008 6 - 9pm
WHERE W New Orleans - French Quarter Courtyard
RSVP 552.4067, 97508.RSVP@WHOTELS.COM

Photo Assistant Needed

Photo assistant needed for William Neumann Photography. Shoot would be around May 13th, overnight at the airport. Needed also is equipment rentals (light stands and grip stuff) near the downtown / MSY area. Please call Billy at 201-939-0370 if you are interested.

William Neumann Photography
201 939-0370
FOTOGBILL@aol.com
www.NeumannPhoto.com

4.24.2008

Volunteer needed to gallery sit on May 3rd

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is looking for one volunteer to gallery sit on Saturday, May 3rd for the PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review Discoveries: Charles Latham And Frank Relle show. The gallery is open from 11am - 4pm. Please contact Wallace Merritt at wallacemerritt@cox.net if you are able to help out.

4.23.2008

Elliott Erwitt’s South: Exhibit Opening and Artist Conversation



An artist conversation with Elliott Erwitt, as well as a screening of three of his short films about the American South (including Beauty Knows No Pain and Red, White and Bluegrass). At the museum, 6 - 8 p.m on Wednesday, April 30. Free to Ogden Museum members, $10 general admission. Reservations recommended. For more information and to make a reservation, contact Jelena James, 504.539.9614.

No other photographer has captured the essence of America quite like Elliott Erwitt. From his celebrity portraits to his insightful portrayals of everyday American life, Erwitt, called the “invisible insider” by writers, is considered one of the most important living American photographers.

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is pleased to announce a significant exhibit of his black and white photographs and short films of the American South from 1950 to the early 1990s, organized by Ogden’s chief curator David Houston in conjunction with the Elliott Erwitt Studio. This will be the first show of Erwitt’s work to focus solely on the South and will showcase photographs that have not been previously printed or exhibited.

Opening April 19, “Elliott Erwitt’s South” will feature diverse scenes of Southern life, including images from the era of segregation such as his photograph of a segregated water fountain in North Carolina in 1950.

Erwitt, a French-born photographer, immigrated to the United States with his family at a young age. He became interested in photography while growing up in Los Angeles, and furthered his career when he moved as an adult to New York City in the early 1950s. He worked as a freelance photographer for a number of national magazines, and joined the Magnum Photo agency in 1953. Since then, he has traveled the globe photographing the common man (and dog, as he is also a dog lover) and celebrities—creating images that capture the moment.

In the 1970s, Erwitt became interested in films and has produced several, including the documentaries Beauty Knows No Pain (1971), Red, White and Bluegrass (1973) and the prize-winning Glassmakers of Herat, Afghanistan (1977). He also has at least 20 photography books to his credit.

EXHIBIT: Elliott Erwitt’s South, April 19, 2008 to July 31, 2008
Museum hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday evenings for Ogden After Hours.

925 camp street • new orleans • phone: 504.539.9600 http://www.ogdenmuseum.org

This exhibition made possible with the support of the Diana Helis Henry Foundation. Programming is supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency. Programming is also supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans as administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans.

Photographs by Elliott Erwitt: Exhibit and Book Signing



Join us in celebrating the career of Elliott Erwitt Tuesday, April 29th 5:00- 8:00 pm @ A Gallery for Fine Photography, 241 Chartres Street. An exhibit and book signing with Elliott Erwitt. Personal Exposures, hardcover, cased, $ 125 Order your signed copy NOW!

joshuamann@att.net
www.agallery.com
504-568-1313

4.22.2008

FINDING YOUR AUDIENCE: A GUIDE TO MARKETING YOUR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

The New Orleans Photo Alliance, in collaboration with the ASMP, is pleased to present Mary Virginia Swanson's FINDING YOUR AUDIENCE: A GUIDE TO MARKETING YOUR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) on May 6, 2008, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

This lecture will provide artists with a road map to getting their work in front of those with whom they most wish to share it. Doing one's homework towards the contemporary art market, engaging in a dialogue with peers as well as one's industry, and getting your work out are at the core of this presentation. The value of entering juried competitions and maximizing one's investment in attending art fairs and portfolio review events will be discussed as well as effective promotional materials to keep in touch with those on your mailing list. Lastly, the benefits of a multimedia presence today will be discussed, within a broader discussion about new markets for photographers.

Ms. Swanson is widely respected for her practical and inspirational presentations. Ms. Swanson has made it her goal to help guide photographers towards the strengths in their work and to identify appreciative audiences for their prints, exhibitions, editorial and licensing placement. She has a diverse professional background having coordinated educational, publication, and exhibition programs for a wide range of institutions and businesses in the photographic field.

Ms. Swanson is considered an expert in the area of marketing and licensing fine art. It was during her tenure heading special projects at Magnum Photos that she recognized the opportunities for artists to develop secondary markets for their work and in 1991 she founded SWANSTOCK, an innovative agency that managed licensing rights for fine art photographers. She currently works with photographers as a marketing consultant and is a much sought-after portfolio reviewer at events such as Review Santa Fe and Foto Fest, among many others. Ms. Swanson maintains a popular blog about marketing photographs at: marketingphotos.wordpress.com.

"In the last ten years, no single person in America has done more to support the cause of aspiring fine art photographers than Mary Virginia. She has played a pivotal role in their lives and careers. This is a great opportunity for us to learn from this caring and knowledgeable woman" said George Long, Vice-President of ASMP New Orleans/Gulf South.

Cost of attendance is $20 for New Orleans Photo Alliance, ASMP, and CAC members and $25 for the general public.

A special rate of $45 is being offered to those wanting to attend and join the New Orleans Photo Alliance.

Fee is payable by check, money order, or PayPal sent to photoalliance@gmail.com. Your email's subject line should read: "MVS Lecture".

Mail checks or money orders no later than April 30th to New Orleans Photo Alliance, 1111 St. Mary Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Tickets will also be available at the door.

All attendees will receive a coupon worth $15 towards the purchase of Mary Virginia Swanson's most recent publication, The Business of Photography: Principles and Practices .

4.21.2008

CRITTERS: Submission Deadline Today

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is pleased to announce a Call to Artists for Critters: Juried by Keith Carter.

"A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song." Chinese Proverb

Animals have been represented in art since the time of cave drawings. Throughout our history we have shared this planet with them; they have been our companions, our protectors, and our nourishment. This show will be a modern look, through the eyes of photographers, at how we interact with animals as well as how they interact with us and their own worlds.





















"Fargus," 1998, Copyright Keith Carter

Keith Carter is an internationally recognized photographer and educator. He holds the endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Regional Survey Grants and the Lange-Taylor Prize from The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. He has published nine monographs including "Heaven of Animals", "Bones", and "Ezekial's Horse". Called "a poet of the ordinary" by the Los Angeles Times, Mr. Carter's haunting, enigmatic photographs have been widely exhibited in Europe, the U.S., and Latin America as well as being included in numerous permanent collections.

Call to Artists Deadline: Monday, April 21
Notification of Acceptance: Monday, April 28
Opening: Saturday, June 7
Exhibition: June 7 to July 26

Photographers are encouraged to enter up to 5 images for jurying. Please follow the link below to submit online.

NOPA Call to Artists: Critters - Submission Form

Eligibility: Open to photographers of all levels using any photographic process. All art submitted must be original work created by the applicant.

Submission Guidelines:
-Include up to 5 images per submission.
-Please save digital files in jpeg format at 72 dpi and 800 pixels on the longest dimension.
-Title each image with: last name_firstname_title_print-type_image-size_entrynumber.
-Accepted work should be presented with black frames and white mats, wired and ready to hang.
-Work that arrives after the delivery deadline will not be included in the exhibit.
-Shipped work must have return postage included in package.
-Artwork will be insured while on premises. Insurance during shipping is the artist's responsibility.
-Sales/ Commissions: 70% Artist and 30% Photo Alliance

Non-Refundable Entry Fee:
Members: $25
Non-members: $35
Membership + Submission: $45 ($15 savings)

Accepted works should be mailed to:
New Orleans Photo Alliance
3110 Magazine St., #134
New Orleans, LA 70115

The Photo Alliance reserves the right to reject any delivered art that does not match the online submission, or fails to meet framing and matting requirements. Artists will be given notice regarding a rejected submission and it is their option and responsibility to replace or correct it, time permitting. The Photo Alliance is not liable for any damages in shipping to or from the gallery, or for work left 30 days after the closing of the exhibition.

4.18.2008

LOCAL TAKE: Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick

The New Orleans Photo Alliance, in collaboration with the Louisiana State Museum, announces the second installment of the four-part speakers' series "LOCAL TAKE: AFRICAN AMERICAN PORTRAITURE IN LOUISIANA." On Saturday, April 19, from 2 PM to 4 PM, the husband-and-wife team of Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick will show and discuss their work in this genre. Their presentation will take place at the Louisiana State Museum's Arsenal Building (entrance through the Cabildo at Jackson Square) and is free and open to the public.

Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick both grew up in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans and have documented the city and surrounding areas for the past three decades. They have focused their cameras intensively on musicians, dockworkers, churchgoers, and agricultural laborers, as well as inmates at the Angola State Penitentiary. Keith and Chandra's work has been featured in Aperture Magazine and in Deborah Willis' landmark compilation Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present. Their photographs have been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Philadelphia African American Museum, the Civil Rights Museum, and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

When the couple's home and studio in the Holy Cross area of New Orleans were destroyed during Hurricane Katrina, they lost two-thirds of their photographic archives and had to relocate to Texas. In 2006, Keith and Chandra received a Katrina Media Fellowship from the Open Society Institute to produce 40 post-flood portraits of fellow displaced residents now living in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, and Tennessee. More recently, the two have completed extensive renovations on a shotgun double near the site of their former home and have turned this building into a gallery and community center. Named the L9 Center for the Arts, the facility includes dedicated space for artists-in-residence and will be one of the official venues for "Project.1 New Orleans," the largest biennial of contemporary art ever held in the United States.

The "Local Take" speakers' series continues on May 10, with presentations by Eric Waters and Donn Young. Photographers Judy Cooper and Rick Olivier close out the series on May 31. "Local Take" has been developed as a complement to the exhibition "Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits," currently on display at the Louisiana State Museum's Old U. S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue. This traveling show - organized by the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery - opened at the Old U. S. Mint on March 13 and will continue there through June 1, 2008. Members of the public who attend the "Local Take" presentations will receive a voucher for free admission to the Mint.

4.15.2008

Beryl Striewski Photography Assistant Needed

Beryl Striewski Photography is shooting a job in New Orleans on May 8 and is in need of a photo assistant as well as a hair and makeup person. Contact Beryl at bstriewski@mac.com for more details.

4.14.2008

April Programming Committee Meeting

I would like to extend an invitation to all members who are interested in being on the Programming Committee to attend a meeting next Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the NOPA Gallery, 1111 St. Mary St.

The Programming Committee is responsible for developing exhibitions, educational events, public forums, and exchange programs with other similar institutions.

At this meeting we will spend a few minutes talking about ideas for gallery exhibits for 2009, plan some workshops for the remainder of 2008, plan the film nights that are to begin this summer, and talk about the specifics of the upcoming Critters show such as the postcard design and the street fair. As always, we have a lot to get done so bring your creativity and your ideas and lets keep this train running down the
tracks!

If you are unable to attend and want your ideas to be heard please email me @ thomnola@yahoo.com. I will present them for you.

Remember, your voice is the voice of the Photo Alliance so come and be heard. Look forward to seeing you there!

Thom Bennett
VP of Programming

P.S. There will be pizza! BYOB.

40 to 67 / Active Stills

On view through August 10, 2008 at Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. (in the Saturn Screen Printing Building across the street from Cafe Reconcile).

An independent collective of Palestinian and Israeli photographers present 34 images from four Palestinian cities occupied by Israel: Hebron, Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Gaza.

ActiveStills operates in Israel and Palestine and focuses on social and political documenting, projects production, publications and open exhibitions at topics in which the public is not exposed in its daily informative routines, managed by the established media.

For the Palestinians it is 40 Years of Occupation since the territories were occupied in 1967 and for Israel it is a victory celebration of the six day war which multiplied Israel's area threefold and was seen as the greatest success Israel could hope for. Is it truly a victory? Who are those who still pay the price for it? As victory celebrations are held in Israel the only narrative is that of the greatness and heroism of the state, while in fact settlements continue to expand on Palestinian land whose owners have been expelled. Millions of people live in a reality of imprisonment, oppression, dispossession, humiliation and denial of basic human rights. That reality is a mirror to Israeli society, an image it refuses to see. Those are the achievements of the war.

Local www.activestills.org contact:
Leo Gorman (504) 616-1777 lgorman1@hotmail.com

Far from focusing on oppression, genocide and suffering these exhibitions look at the exquisite beauty and vibrant spirit of these people and places.

On view 30 minutes prior to all of Zeitgeist’s nightly programming and during the day via appointment. (504) 827-5858.

CHILDREN OF DARFUR: Photographs by RON HAVIV

On view through April 20, 2008 at Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.(in the Saturn Screen Printing Building across the street from Cafe Reconcile).

For five years, the conflict in Darfur, Sudan has led to some of the worst human rights abuses imaginable, including systematic and widespread murder, rape, abduction and displacement. Of the four million people affected by the conflict, 1.8 million are children under the age of 18. Ron Haviv’s images reflect the resiliency and the courage of a people who are devastated by this conflict. Photojournalist Ron Haviv has produced some of the most important images of conflict and other humanitarian crises that have made headlines around the world since the end of the cold war. Haviv's experience documenting the world's conflict zones spans 20 years. His photographs have been used to move individuals, politicians and people in power to take action in humanitarian and ethnic crisis. Haviv's lecture takes the audience through his career and how he has chosen to spend time telling stories that most people want to ignore. Through the examination of his work Haviv will speak about the responsibilities of the media and the public. Visit this exhibition to learn more about the crisis in Darfur and what you can do to help end it. On view are 34 large photographs.

On Saturday, April 19 @ 11:00 a.m.
Amnesty International will present a video/photography lecture with visiting photo journalist RON HAVIV and visiting professor Mahmoud A. M. Braima. Along with the lecture a short video DARFUR / HAVIV VII will be screened. Free.

Mahmoud A. M. Braima (Ph.D., School of Journalism, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1993) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Mass Communication at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a journalist and journalism educator. He was born and raised in El-Fashir, the capital of Darfur, Sudan. He is the president of the Darfur Association of the United States of America and a member of the Save Darfur Coalition. He has been living in the United States for 21 years. He will be speaking on behalf of Voices from Darfur.

Sponsored by Amnesty International USA.

2008 McGehee Photography Exhibition


Please join us for a reception to celebrate the 2008 McGehee Photography Exhibition. Thursday, April 17th from 6-8pm in the Student Center of Louise S. McGehee School, 2343 Prytania St.

Featuring work by Kathryn Adams, Kimber Ashman, Paula Avery, Catye Cantrall, Angelique DeKlerk, Alex Gagnier, Laura Germany, Elisa Harding, Melanie Parent, Hilary Schienuk, Emily Smith, Emily Sucherman and Jenna Way.

The exhibition will be on display from April 14 - 23.

4.11.2008

Thomas Neff Booksigning - Saturday

Please stop by the 1850 House tomorrow, either before or after Owen and Christopher’s talks, as I’ll again be signing Holding Out and Hanging On. It would be good just to see ya’ll and catch up a bit.

Cheers,

Tom

Assistant Needed

I am a freelance photog from NYC. I am looking to hire a photo assistant for this Friday and Saturday, April 11th and 12th. I will be at the Superdome photographing the VDay Eve Ensler feminist conference event for ourchart.com.

I need to hire an assistant for both days- i can pay $200/day... I am looking for a female to work with due to the nature of some of the issues/people I will be photographing. Interested people can contact me at angelajime@gmail.com or 917-586-0916 (phone is preferable).

Angela

Children's Photography Workshops



Children's Photography Workshops, Gulf South Photography Project's (GSPP) latest adventure. GSPP will conduct six or more Children's Photography Workshops throughout Louisiana, during April and May. A partial listing of the locations include; the New Orleans Main Public Library, the New Orleans Old U.S. Mint, ASHE Cultural Center, Zion Traveler Community Center in Placqumines Parish, Lafayette Restoration Center and more.

Jim Belfon, GSPP's Exec. Dir. states, "the Children's Photography Workshops were inspired by LET YOUR MOTTO BE RESISTANCE ~ A 150 Year Retrospective of AFRICAN AMERICAN PORTRAITS, the current photography exhibit, through June 1, 2008, at the Old New Orleans U.S. Mint."

Call 504-579-4346 or Email JBelfonPCH@aol.com to enroll your children.

April Programming Committee Meeting

I would like to extend an invitation to all members who are interested in being on the Programming Committee to attend a meeting next Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the NOPA Gallery, 1111 St. Mary St.

The Programming Committee is responsible for developing exhibitions, educational events, public forums, and exchange programs with other similar institutions.

At this meeting we will spend a few minutes talking about ideas for gallery exhibits for 2009, plan some workshops for the remainder of 2008, plan the film nights that are to begin this summer, and talk about the specifics of the upcoming Critters show such as the postcard design and the street fair. As always, we have a lot to get done so bring your creativity and your ideas and lets keep this train running down the
tracks!

If you are unable to attend and want your ideas to be heard please email me @ thomnola@yahoo.com. I will present them for you.

Remember, your voice is the voice of the Photo Alliance so come and be heard. Look forward to seeing you there!

Thom Bennett
VP of Programming

P.S. There will be pizza! BYOB.

4.09.2008

Local Take: African American Portraiture In Louisiana (Speakers' Series)

The New Orleans Photo Alliance, in collaboration with the Louisiana State Museum, is pleased to present LOCAL TAKE: AFRICAN AMERICAN PORTRAITURE IN LOUISIANA. In this four-part speakers' series, eight of our state’s finest photographers will show and discuss their work. Presentations will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Louisiana State Museum's Arsenal Building (entrance through the Cabildo at Jackson Square) on April 12, April 19, May 10 and May 31. All four sessions are free and open to the public.

The inaugural session on Saturday, April 12 will pair Owen Murphy and Christopher Porche West. The husband-and-wife team of Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick will follow on Saturday, April 19. Eric Waters and Donn Young will present on Saturday, May 10. Judy Cooper and Rick Olivier will close out the series on Saturday, May 31. Each of these photographers has worked intensively to document select aspects of African American life and culture in Louisiana, and collectively, their projects encompass Creoles of Color, Mardi Gras Indians, social aid and pleasure clubs, rural agricultural workers, jazzmen, Zydeco musicians, residents of urban housing projects, and churchgoers in their Sunday best.

The Local Take speakers' series has been developed as a complement to the exhibition Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits, which is currently on display at the Louisiana State Museum's Old U. S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue. This traveling show – organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery – opened at the Old U. S. Mint on March 13 and will continue there through June 1, 2008. Members of the public who attend the Local Take presentations will receive a voucher for free admission to the Mint.

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is a not-for-profit group of photographers whose mission is to encourage the understanding and appreciation of photography through exhibitions, opportunities and educational programs. Since its inception, the Photo Alliance has sponsored multiple photographic shows and workshops in various locations, including Tarragona, Spain and has coordinated PhotoNOLA: A Month of Photography in New Orleans. PhotoNOLA's purpose is to showcase and celebrate the photographic arts and to promote cultural tourism through a month-long series of exhibitions and events that take place in December.

New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery hours are Fridays, 3 - 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. or by appointment. Visit the Alliance on the web at www.neworleansphotoalliance.org

Scaling Mountains: Small Footprints on Big Glaciers



Scaling Mountains: Small Footprints on Big Glaciers is an exhibition of 7 toned black and white 24x36 photographs of tiny climbers dwarfed by huge mountains from around the world, including the Himalayas of Nepal, the French Alps, the Skidadalur Range in Iceland, and Los Torres del Paine in Patagonia.

Photos by New Orleans Photo Alliance member Marc Pagani of marcpagani.com. On exhibit through August 25 at Mojo's Coffee House, 1500 Magazine Street.

4.08.2008

Follow the New Orleans Photo Alliance online

Follow the New Orleans Photo Alliance online. If you are a social networker, please join us by adding NOPA as a friend or joining our group. New to social networking? Sign up on any of these sites and start learning more about what NOPA is up too while giving yourself and your photography a little extra promotion.

New Orleans Photo Alliance Website

New Orleans Photo Alliance Blog

New Orleans Photo Alliance Facebook Group

New Orleans Photo Alliance Myspace

PhotoNOLA Myspace

New Orleans Photo Alliance Flickr

New Orleans Photo Alliance Flickr Group

4.03.2008

Saturday: An Evening of Photography!


Image by Maja Georgiou

Saturday, April 5th, is all about photography! Start the evening off at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, 1111 St. Mary Street, for the opening of PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review Discoveries: Charles Latham and Frank Relle from 6pm-9pm. Afterwards, walk a few steps to view the latest exhibit by NOPA member Maja Georgiou. An opening reception is going to be held from 7pm-9pm at Moonlight Cafe, 1921 Sophie Wright Place. Maja will be showing images from her first portfolio. To preview Maja's work please visit www.majageorgiou.com.

PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review Discoveries: Charles Latham and Frank Relle will be on exhibit through May 24th. Maja's show will be up through May 6th.

4.01.2008

Celebration of Women in the Arts

Support our fellow NOPA members by attending Katrina Diaries: An Exhibit by Womens Caucus for the Arts/La Chapter. This exhibit is concluding a two year national tour. Exhibitors include Pati D'Amico, Ze' daLuz, Ruby Fayard, Lee Grue,
Denise Tollier-Holly, Pat Jolly, Marsha Masterson, Melanie Owen, Phyllis Parun, Cely Pedesclueaux, Cindy Renteria, Elizabeth Shannon and Patricia Sills at. Visit the Waiting Room Gallery, 904 Pauline Street. Viewing by appointment through Saturday, April 5th. 504-949-1805

PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review Discoveries: Charles Latham And Frank Relle



The New Orleans Photo Alliance is pleased to present “PhotoNOLA PORTFOLIO REVIEW DISCOVERIES: CHARLES LATHAM AND FRANK RELLE,” an exhibition of images that explores the intimate nature of an individual's life (Latham) and public space and the loss of life (Relle). "PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review Discoveries” will be on view from April 5, 2008 until May 24, 2008 at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, 1111 St. Mary Street. The opening reception is on Saturday, April 5th from 6 – 9 p.m.

Bold in their use of color, composition, and subject matter, Charles Latham and Frank Relle were selected as two of the more outstanding photographers during PhotoNOLA's 2007 Portfolio Reviews. A group of influential gallery owners, editors, publishers, and museum curators from around the United States designated Latham and Relle as engaging and interesting new photo-artists worth watching.

"Charles Latham's sensational visual tales of gargantuan appetites in the [m]eat series hit me like a bolt from the blue. They are impressive not only for their unprecedented scale by which I refer to the figures within the photographs, not the dimensions of the print itself (what a relief!) but for the tenderness and clear-eyed passion that they manifest. To his credit, Latham is unafraid to implicate himself in his work, which glorifies close inspection, dispenses with prejudiced preconceptions, and radiates with warmth." said George Slade of Latham's work in March 2008.

Frank Relle will show photographs from a new series entitled One Life. The images are of murder scenes in New Orleans. The photographs are limited to an edition of one, each representing the one life taken at that location. Proceeds from Relle's work will be donated to Efforts of Grace, a non-profit organization fostering community development and education.

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is a not-for-profit group of photographers whose mission is to encourage the understanding and appreciation of photography through exhibitions, opportunities and educational programs. Since its inception the Photo Alliance has sponsored several photographic exhibitions and workshops in various locations and coordinated PhotoNola: A Month of Photography in New Orleans. A project of the New Orleans Photo Alliance, PhotoNOLA’s purpose is to showcase and celebrate the photographic arts and to promote cultural tourism through a month long series of exhibitions and events. PhotoNOLA will take place throughout the month of December.

New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery hours are Fridays, 3 - 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. or by appointment.

Image by Frank Relle.