FOR SPACE IN THE STUDIO AT COLTON SCHOOL
The Creative Alliance of New Orleans (CANO), an organization of creative professionals in the New Orleans metropolitan area, today announces an invitation to artists of all disciplines, cultural organizations and creative businesses to apply for the use of studio, exhibition, and performance space at the Studio at Colton School, a pilot presentation, studio and educational program to be open from November 1st, 2008 through May, 2009. CANO is dedicated to promoting the economic development of the creative sector of New Orleans, improving the quality of life of its citizens, and expanding earning opportunities for our artists, performers and designers.
Launched today, a new website for CANO includes information about the opening of the Studio at Colton School, applications for individuals and organizations wanting space in the Studio, as well as information about CANO, other CANO projects, membership and news.
The Studio at Colton School will afford students throughout the region opportunities to engage with creative, educational initiatives provided by professional artists working in an innovative, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary setting. All segments of the creative economy will be represented, including but not limited to visual and performing arts, music, film, video and photography, design arts including architecture, landscape architecture, building arts, interior design, fashion, jewelry, culinary art and the evolving internet-related design arts.
The Recovery School District generously loaned the Colton School, vacant since shortly after Katrina, located at the intersection of the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th wards at 2300 St. Claude Avenue, to CANO for an entire school year. Opening in November during Prospect.1, Studio at Colton School will continue to house creative practice and education through May, 31 2009. The RSD Master Plan presently calls for Colton to return to service as a school. CANO hopes the Studio at Colton will generate educational programming practices in the creative industries of value to New Orleans schools, and may become a permanent program.
Applications can be submitted either by Friday, October 3rd 2008, 5:00 PM or Friday, October 10th 2008, 5:00 PM and are available for both individuals and organizations at www.cano-la.org. There will also be two phases of scheduling artists and organizations into spaces on October 8th and 15th.
Over two hundred creative professionals have been meeting over the past year to explore ways they can encourage the growth of the creative sector, support economic growth for the region, and stimulate innovative cultural and creative presentations and products. Jeanne Nathan serves as CANO President, Chuck Perkins as Vice President, and M.K. Wegman as Secretary. Sarah Hess is Project Manager for the Studio at Colton School.
September 26, 2008: www.cano-la.org launches
Friday, October 3rd, 2008: First Round of Applications Due at 5:00PM
Friday, October 10th, 2008: Second Round of Applications Due at 5:00PM
Saturday, November 1st, 2008: All Saints Day Opening Event for Studio at Colton School
The Studio at Colton School will communicate to the global marketplace the skills, talents, and creative products of the region and expand opportunities for the creative sector of our region’s economy. It is also designed to help students improve their creative skills and work habits as well as expand their performance and career expectations. The Studio will help nurture and sustain the creative economy of New Orleans.
This fall, a major biennial visual arts exhibition, Prospect 1. New Orleans, which is to be held from November 1st through January 18th, is expected to draw thousands of national and international visitors to the city who are interested in the arts. The exhibition will feature the work of internationally known artists, the majority of whom are not from this region. CANO views the biennial as an important opportunity to present the creative products of our community to this large audience/market, as well as to enable our talented students to learn about the potential marketplace for their work. We want to ensure that the biennial will benefit the artists and designers of this region and inspire our creative youth to expand their expectations as a result of their collaborative work with artists, exhibiting and selling their creative products at the Studio.
The Studio at Colton program is also designed to foster exploration of new media, innovation, and expanded networks of collaboration between creative disciplines in the greater New Orleans area.
On Friday the Senate passed the Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act and forwarded it on to the House of Representatives. I thought these guys and gals had other, more pressing matters to keep them busy! Unless there is a widespread and overwhelming grass-roots message from photographers and visual artists to prevent the house from passing it, our real copyright protections on our images will be eviscerated.
This is from a letter written to legislators by National Press Photographers Association President Bob Carey:
"According to the language of the bill, even if held liable for copyright infringement "an award for monetary relief (including actual damages, statutory damages, costs, and attorney's fees) may not be made other than an order requiring the infringer to pay reasonable compensation to the owner of the exclusive right under the infringed copyright for the use of the infringed work." The bill defines the term "reasonable compensation" to mean: "with respect to a claim of infringement, the amount on which a willing buyer and willing seller in the positions of the infringer and the owner of the infringed copyright would have agreed with respect to the infringing use of the work immediately before the infringement began."
"To make matters even worse, the legislation goes on to state that "an order requiring the infringer to pay reasonable compensation for the use of the infringed work may not be made ... if the infringer is a nonprofit educational institution, museum, library, archives, or a public broadcasting entity, or any of such entities' employees acting within the scope of their employment, and the infringer proves by a preponderance of the evidence that: (i) the infringement was performed without any purpose of direct or indirect commercial advantage; (ii) the infringement was primarily educational, religious, or charitable in nature; and (iii) after receiving a notice of claim of infringement, and having an opportunity to conduct an expeditious good faith investigation of the claim, the infringer promptly ceased the infringement."
"Organizations – such as the American Library Association – have been bombarding Congress in support of this legislation. It is essential that creative professionals do the same. This is not to time to be complacent!"
Click HERE to learn more and take action now
Michael P. Smith, a photographer who spent three decades capturing vivid, vibrant images at jazz funerals, Mardi Gras Indian ceremonies and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, died Friday at his New Orleans home of two diseases that destroyed his nervous system. He was 71.
A man of boundless energy who devoted himself to the culture he chronicled, Mr. Smith seemed to be everywhere at whatever event he was shooting. Fellow photographers joked that every good Jazzfest picture they took included the back of Mr. Smith's head.
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lives Remembered: Photographs of a Small Town in Poland 1897-1939 illustrates Jewish life in Europe before the Holocaust through reproductions of more than 100 photographs of the small town of Szczuczyn, Poland. This special exhibition is on loan from the Holocaust Museum Houston. These photographs capture the ordinary lives of the residents during the years leading up to the Nazi invasion. These photographs were taken by Zalman Kaplan in Szczuczyn, where he established a business as the local photographer.
Kaplan's grandson, Michael Marvins, spent years collecting photographs by his grandfather from the descendants of the families that lived in Szczuczyn. The photographs reveal another side of the small Polish town contrary to the often associated images of Orthodox Jews. They show a rich and diverse way of life that was not so different from our own today. This exhibit puts faces on the millions of men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust. The photographs are of ordinary people leading common lives. The exhibit shows what can happen to everyday people when hate and intolerance are allowed to flourish.
The Hi Ho Lounge on 2239 St. Claude Ave. is hosting an open call to visual artists to submit work for their third eclectic art collection and group show!
Open to all visual art mediums which can be easily wall mounted. Selections will be made on esthetic compliment to the space & cohesion within the group. Finished work must be properly mounted and ready to hang ! BIG work is requested for optimal viewing in the tall space! We encourage artists to check out the space before making a submission!
Opening reception and dance afterparty will be held Saturday, October 11th in conjunction with St. Claude Arts District monthly gallery openings.
Don't forget: Your name, address, medium, title and approx. size of work!!!
Deadline for submissions: September 26th
* The Hi Ho Lounge is a live music venue. Art will be exposed to cigarette smoke and carousers. In the unlikely event of loss or damage to art work, the Hi Ho Lounge will not be held responsible. www.myspace.com/hiholounge
1111 St. Mary
Hope to see you there!
9am – 12 pm
Ogden Annex at Lee Circle
Instructors: Vanessa Brown, Jennifer Shaw and Mike Marvins
Image from 2007 PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review, courtesy of David Rae Morris
If you’ve signed up for the PhotoNOLA Portfolio Reviews, or are thinking about attending a review elsewhere, this class will help you learn more about what to expect from and how to prepare for the portfolio review process.
The first portion of the class will include a general discussion about the review process, with specific tips on portfolio presentation and crafting effective promotional and support materials. For the latter portion of the class we will be joined by special guest Mike Marvins, from Houston, Texas who will speak to us about the view from the other side of the table; imparting advice from the reviewer’s perspective. Through group discussion, handouts, visual examples and Q&A, this class will teach participants how to maximize their investment and make the most of their review opportunity.
Reviews 101: an overview of the process
Setting goals and choosing reviewers
Editing your work
Support materials: the artist’s statement & resume
Promotional leave behinds
Participants are welcome to bring portfolios and existing support materials for individual feedback. Attendance is free and open to the public. To reserve your spot, email email@example.com.
About the instructors:
Vanessa Brown comprises one half of the dynamic art duo Louviere+Vanessa, a collaborative husband and wife team whose award winning films and photographs have been exhibited and published internationally. Their work is included in the collections of the George Eastman House, Photomedia Center, the Ogden, NOMA and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Vanessa earned a degree in photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a veteran of Review Santa Fe, FotoFest, and the ACP8 Portfolio Review.
Mike Marvins is a fourth generation professional photographer from Houston, Texas, as well as a photo-historian, collector and curator. He has taught photography in virtually every state in the U.S. and in Canada, Mexico, Israel and South Africa. Marvins’ photographs have been exhibited internationally, and are included in many esteemed collections. He is currently publishing a Museum Portfolio of his digital work and is completing a photographic book on the Big Bend Region of Texas.
Mr. Marvins has been a volunteer at Fotofest since its founding in 1983, working primarily with photographers and reviewers at the Meeting Place. During this time he has been able to sit in with many reviewers, as they look at work from a wide range of photographers.
Jennifer Shaw is a fine art photographer who teaches the disappearing art of darkroom photography at the Louise S. McGehee School. She earned a BFA in the medium at the Rhode Island School of Design. Jennifer’s photographs have been featured in B&W, Shots, Light Leaks, The Sun and Oxford American magazines. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and is held in both private and public collections. Jennifer is a veteran of two FotoFests, PhotoAmericas (now Photolucida), and a CPW NYC Portfolio Review. She is currently gearing up to attend the ACP 10 Portfolio Review in Atlanta.
South of I-10:
Artists Along Louisiana's Main Drag
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 4th 6-9
Show Runs thru October 29th
329 Julia St., New Orleans, La. 70130
w/ DJ Pasta spinning Swamp Pop and Cajun Vinyl
Ramsey Ayers (lafayette) - mixed media collages
TJ Black - (BR) - paintings
Samuel Portera (N.O.) - photographs
Heidi Domangue (Chacahoula) - Intaglio Prints
From London to L.A. her artwork is collected amongst those with an eye & appreciation for both color & texture. Ramsey Ayers's mixed media acrylic collages were viewed world-wide when she was the chosen artist for Festival International's 2006 cover poster. She was spot-lighted in New Orlean's "Gallery Insider" in 2007 and has created numerous covers for Baton Rouge's Country Roads Magazine throughout the past three years. Her exhibits have remained solely in her hometown until now; this CANARY group show marks her first exhibit outside of Lafayette.
An accomplished Baton Rouge blues musician since early on, has acheived some success as an artist, combining vivid acrylic imagery on textured wood, industrial elements such as drilled holes and bolts, and written text, which acts as much as image as it does a representation of a sound-event.
Black recently returned to Baton Rouge after honing his craft for five years in New Orleans. "It wasn't until I was in New Orleans that I started painting seriously," Black said. After working for several years as a waiter and a bartender, living week to week, Black decided to quit his day job, take his last $100 and invest it in his art. The result of this endeavour has opened him a gallery in Baton Rouge and collectors throughout the South.
Samuel Portera was born in New Orleans and raised in St Bernard Parish where he lived with his wife Jennifer and their daughter Allison until Hurricane Katrina. His photographs have appeared in such publications as B&W Magazine, Shots, Oxford American, and Habitus Magazine. His current body of work, "Alluvia" is an evocative view of the fading Louisiana wetlands, and currently being exhibited at SOHO Photo in New York, and featured in Fraction Magazine.
Hailing from Chacahoula, LA, Heidi Domangue has been working, teaching, and performing in the arts for over 10 years. An accomplished dancer, teacher, and artist, Heidi's current work in the South of I-10 show features her work in mixed media.
The Voodoo Art Market is a world class art and crafts marketplace. Artists and craft vendors will showcase a unique selection of handcrafted treasures representing world art, culture and traditions. New Orleans art and cultural traditions will also be featured.
The New Orleans Darkroom is delighted to announce the opening of the Emerging Photographer 2008 show for New Orleans' Art for Art's Sake event on Saturday October 4 2008 from 6-9 pm at The Darkroom's Lower Garden District gallery space. The exhibition consists of the winning portfolios from a national competition featuring the work of photographers under 35 years of age.
Says gallery owner Charles Mégnin: "The purpose of this show is to offer exposure to young photographic talent at the peak of New Orleans' artistic season. The entries in EP2008 were selected among 200 submissions from all over the United States and consist of five powerful bodies of work that each form a visual theme or a narrative: the evanescence of time and relationships in Christine Lebeck's bedrooms ; Dominic Lipillo's eerie suburban nightscapes ; E. Paul Julien's ethereal portrayal of life in Haiti ; Jason Reblando's documentary work on young boxers, and Kate Pollard's griping depiction of loss seen through the eyes of the departed".
Emerging Photographer 2008 will run through October 30th
Distinguished panel of judges to include
Donna Karan, Mary Ellen Mark, Steve McCurry, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders,
Peter Lindbergh, David Granger, Virginia Heckert & Charles Stainback
New York – September 15, 2008 – Hearst Corporation today announced an international biennial competition to recognize and showcase the professional work of talented young photographers. Hearst 8 X 10 Photography Biennial will recognize eight winners and feature their work in two exhibition spaces in the atrium of Lord Norman Foster’s Hearst Tower, the company’s acclaimed New York City headquarters. Both the newly-named Alexey Brodovitch* Gallery and the Hearst Gallery will showcase approximately 100 photographs beginning in April 2009 through the end of the year. Hearst will publish both digital and print catalogues showcasing works chosen by 10 judges composed of editors, creative directors, curators, and renowned photographers.
Hearst Corporation has a distinguished legacy of working with legendary photographers dating from the earliest days of its magazine and newspaper publishing, including Slim Aarons, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Lillian Bassman, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Philippe Halsman, Martin Munkacsi and today’s contemporary masters.
“Hearst has a history of working with pioneers, award winners and rule breakers in the fields of photography, and we take pride in our editors’ and creative directors’ keen interest in identifying and promoting the work of the next generation of rising young talents,” said Frank A. Bennack, Jr., vice chairman and CEO, Hearst Corporation. “Our editors and creative talent, working with some of the world’s most talented contemporary names in the field of photography, are in a position to open doors for the emerging talent that will play an important role in the future of magazines, media, the Web and the worlds of design and photography.”
Hearst 8 X 10 Photography Biennial will be open to photographers who have at least two years of professional experience, both in the United States and abroad. Opening date for entries is September 15, 2008. All entries must be e-mailed or postmarked no later than January 1, 2009. Additional information and submission guidelines can be found at www.hearst8x10.com. Winners will be announced on March 1, 2009.
Ten judges, half of which include leading photographers and museum curators, will review all entries and select the eight award recipients. They include:
* John A. Bennette, III, curator/writer
* Judith Bookbinder, vice president, creative communications, Hearst Magazines
* David Granger, editor-in-chief, Esquire
* Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, photographer
* Virginia Heckert, associate curator of photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum
* Donna Karan, designer and collector
* Peter Lindbergh, photographer
* Mary Ellen Mark, photographer
* Steve McCurry, photographer
* Charles Stainback, curator of photography, Norton Museum of Art
Hearst Corporation is one of the nation’s largest diversified media companies. Its major interests include ownership of 16 daily and 49 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle and Albany Times Union; as well as interests in an additional 43 daily and 72 non-daily newspapers owned by MediaNews Group, which include the Denver Post and Salt Lake Tribune; nearly 200 magazines around the world, including Cosmopolitan and O, The Oprah Magazine; 29 television stations through Hearst-Argyle Television (NYSE:HTV) which reach a combined 18% of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including Lifetime, A&E, History and ESPN; as well as business publishing, including a minority joint venture interest in Fitch Ratings; Internet businesses, television production, newspaper features distribution and real estate.
The Ogden has graciously extended a discounted entrance fee ($2 off) to PhotoAlliance members for the Sally Mann lecture on Sunday, October 5, 2 - 4. We need a volunteer to man the door and check member's status. This person will get into the lecture for free! If you are interested please email me asap; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Editing 101
Using Photoshop, learn how to properly edit and enhance your images! Topics include: Downloading, Resizing and Cropping, Color and Contrast Management as well as Black and White Conversion.
September 25, 2008 6:30-8:30 PM $50.00 per person
For information, call 504-885-9050 or email@example.com
SPACE IS LIMITED
After a two-year absence, the Coliseum Square Association returns to the Home Tour circuit on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26TH with the 34TH ANNUAL LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT HOME TOUR, a hauntingly beautiful selection of homes throughout the Lower Garden District. At the same time, THE 8TH ANNUAL ISL FEST, a two-day festival featuring a world of food, entertainment, games, arts and crafts, will take place at the school’s Coliseum Square campus.
The LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT HOME TOUR will present a diverse selection of residences that represent a slice of life in the Historic Lower Garden District. There will also be an arts market featuring local artists in the Square. Admission to the tour is $15 in advance and $20 the day of, and children age 10 and under and ISL students are free (ISL student tickets must be ordered through the school). The home tour will be held on Sunday, October 26th from 11am to 4pm, with the last tour beginning at 3pm from the Square.
During ISL FEST kids can participate in a bungee run, space walk and other games, parents can enjoy live music and the whole family can enjoy food from a variety of local restaurants. Admission to ISL FEST is FREE (tickets for individual booths can be purchased at the event). The two-day festival will be held on Saturday, October 25th from 11am to 7pm, and Sunday, October 26th from 11am to 5pm.
For more information, and advance home tour tickets, please visit our websites: www.coliseumsquare.org and www.isl-edu.org.
Please contact Ashlye Keaton at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday September 29, to let us know if you would be interested in participating and, if so, if you have your own tables/tents, etc. We will be making logistical arrangements over the next few weeks.
While the primary purpose of this event is to resume the traditional Lower Garden District House Tour after a two-year-hiatus, we love having NOPA in the neighborhood, and want to give NOPA members an opportunity for exposure to our residents and visitors.
Left Field Bleachers. World Series Game 4, November 2001
After the September 11th terrorist attacks, the baseball season was put on hold. Because of this, the playoffs started later, and Game 4 of the 2001 World Series was played on October 31. The game went into the tenth inning tied at 3–3. At midnight, the scoreboard in center field read "Attention Fans, Welcome to NOVEMBER BASEBALL." This was the first time that any non-exhibition baseball game had been played in the month of November.
Moments after this message was displayed on the board, Jeter sent a 3–2 pitch from Byung-Hyun Kim over the right field stands. A fan in the stands held up a sign with the words "Mr. November." Michael Kay, who called the walkoff home run, called Jeter by this name, referencing the sign.
I was lucky to be at this game. It is considered to be the best back to back to back baseball games in World Series history.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery
1111 St Mary St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Victoria Ryan regarding her landscape series – “With the threat of environmental sabotage looming, I want the work to convey the sense of urgency; to make people realize that we need to protect and appreciate nature and the depth of the gifts it offers. I want to provide a point of departure from which the exploration into the beauty and mystery of our natural world can begin, and the necessity of balance understood. The marriage of environmental concern with an obsession for observation has made this a project that will always have significance in my life, and has given me a voice to address something of great importance to all of us.”
About Richard Sexton’s Terra Incognita – “Until recent catastrophic events, little attention was paid to the landscape and ecology of the American Gulf Coast. Acclaimed photographer Richard Sexton's evocative black-and-white images capture this often-overlooked terrain—throwing into haunting relief the marshes, forests, and bayous from the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle. Sexton focuses on the intersection between human culture and natural phenomena, creating a body of work attuned to the passage of time, loss, and renewal. Terra Incognita is the first book to so strikingly illustrate the vulnerability, resilience, and splendor of America's third coast.”
Victoria Ryan is an accomplished fine art photographer and educator. She has been teaching the art of photography for more than 25 years, and founded the photography program at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art. In addition she has taught workshops across the United States. She has an extensive exhibition history and her work is represented by A Gallery For Fine Photography, George Billes Gallery, Richter Gallery, Kathleen Ewing, and John Stevenson.
Richard Sexton began photographing while he was an undergraduate student at Emory University and is primarily self-taught as a photographer. He attended the San Francisco Art Institute in 1977 and 1978. In 1979 he began a career as a commercial photographer, specializing in architectural/interiors photography. Sexton’s editorial work has been published in numerous magazines in the United States and Europe. Since the mid-1990s, he has taught photography at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. He has published eight books with Chronicle. His most recent monograph, Terra Incognita: Photographs of Americas Third Coast, was released in October 2007, accompanied by an exhibition at The Ogden.
Please take a second to listen to an interview done by Eve Abrams on
the opening night of the City of New Orleans show at NOMA, of which i
have a piece in. I also said a few words about the image and the
(When you get to the page click on Coping with Katrina Part 1)
Go check it out at NOMA when you can.
If you have a book idea to pitch, contact Bill Lavender by email: email@example.com He will review low resolution pdf's for consideration.
Big thanks to G.K. Darby of Garrett County Press for the heads up!
Congratulations to member Colleen Mullins for winning an Honorable Mention in the Blurb's Photography Book Now Competition for her self published book, elysium!! Two of Colleens images from this series are currently on view on the Alliance gallery in the Elemental/Environmental: SPACE exhibition.
Blurb, one of this year's PhotoNOLA sponsors, will offer a free workshop on self-publishing on Sunday, December 7 at The Canary Collective from 12 - 3pm. And, for all our NY friends & members, Chad Jennings will be teaching a similar workshop in NYC at B&H this Wednesday. Details here.
A Gallery for Fine Photography Presents:
"LUX PERPETUA & NOCTURNES"
Contemporary Handmade Photogravures by JOSEPHINE SACABO
Opening Reception for the Artist
Saturday, October 4th, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
241 Chartres Street
There will be pizza! If you plan on attending please email me a quick note to that effect so I'll know how much pizza to get.
See you there.
Please Act and Forward to Your Fellow New Orleanians
District “C” James Carter
At-Large – President Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson
At Large – Vice President Arnie Fielkow
Save the BANK OF SOUL
A Public Improvement on the Right-of Way
Corner of Louisa and Burgundy Streets
The ‘Bank of Soul’ is an attempt to both fix a disregarded and damaged sidewalk in the Bywater and also acknowledges the historical and cultural legacies of our New Orleans. It was prompted by a response to an upcoming citywide art event, Prospect 1. Using historical materials, the corner has been transformed from a ditch of broken concrete and gravel nearly 8 inches deep to an environmental cultural icon complete with handicap access and allowing for safe passage with multi-directional pedestrian use. The symbolism in this treatment is ‘artistic’ yet functional with careful concern for safety and restoration. At the same time as a public installation depicts an honest representation of our shared cultural uniqueness and is truly sympathetic to our struggles to rebuilt and recharge the beauty of our city. As this installation is new I have received great support from many neighbors who have approved of its design and professional execution. It has been navigated by our police officers, postal workers and elderly and all have mentioned that it is a fresh and worthy addition to the landscape here in Bywater. Obviously anything new doesn’t go without controversy or criticism and with added measured of protection (installation of a long gone traffic sign) and improved visibility (empowering an existing high intensity lighting fixture) the site could be improved with regard to safety and usability.
The ‘Bank of Soul’ is meant to be a temporary solution to a widespread problem in our city - the streets and sidewalks all over the city are battered and in need of repair. I ask that you create an ordinance which allows for it to stay in place thru January 18. 2009 when the national and international art community visit this site and many areas around the city. Please support the pride in our city as keeping the ‘Bank of Soul’ captures the strength, joy and resilience that sustain New Orleans and her people and her timeless indestructible spirit.
Christopher Porché West
3201 Burgundy Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Your Help is Needed As the Public Works Department Has Scheduled to Remove it Next Week!
Show there is community support by e-mailing our elected officials:
Since her childhood in Louisiana, Debbie Fleming Caffery has been moved by the struggles and injustices facing her African American neighbors who toiled in sugar cane fields and mills. Using the traditionalist’s tools of medium-format cameras, black and white film and silver gelatin prints, Caffery has tenaciously and intimately documented the daily life and the passing culture of the bayou communities for the past thirty-five years.
Saturday September 13th 10am-6pm
Beseler enlargers, enlarger lenses, negative
carriers, timers, paper safes, easels, grain
focusing aids, contact proofers, trays, tanks,
reels, thermometers, graduated cylinders,
filters, sinks, washers, print dryer, foot pedals,
safelights, bottles, funnels, and drying racks.
All at ebay prices (but without the shipping).
Custom imaging solutions for the visual artist
1927 Sophie Wright Pl
New Orleans, LA 70130
504.522.8109 - fax
In high hopes that Ike doesn't scatter us all once again, we have rescheduled the monthly meeting that couldn't take place last week for this Thursday evening.
New Orleans Photo Alliance Meeting
Thursday, Sept 11
1111 St. Mary St.
As per the discussion at last month's meeting we'll spend the first 30ish minutes on business, then do some sharing. So bring some work & your latest news. Hope to see you then!
The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society
Behind the Bar Photo Exhibit
Join us for the opening reception
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
5:30pm – 7:30pm
W New Orleans Hotel
333 Poydras Street
Innovative bar food created by Chef Roberto Bastillo of Zoë Bistro
Sazerac Bar with Guest Bartenders
Michael Glassberg of the Swizzle Stick Bar
Christ Hannah of Arnaud’s French 75 Bar
Exhibit continuing through October 31, 2008
All photographs displayed will be for sale
50% of each sale will benefit the New Orleans Culinary and
Cultural Preservation Society [501(c)(3)
Please RSVP at Michelle@TalesoftheCocktail.com
"This special issue of the magazine is devoted to clearing public misconceptions about a beloved historic region that continues to feed American culture not only with its unique cuisine but also with its music and arts and politics and personalities and, of course, joie de vivre. Ninety percent of this issue is written by New Orleans and Gulf Coast locals (and/or people embedded with deep and long-term ties with the city). Mind you: These locals are highly talented. Chris Rose, Lolis Eric Elie, Sarah Broom, David Ramsey, Jed Horne, Sara Roahen, Peter Zinn, Nic Pizzolatto, Jesmyn Ward, Ellen Ann Fentress, Ernest Gaines, Bill Sasser, and quite a few others share wide-ranging views on a part of the country that has faced dramatic challenges with tenacity and grit as well as imagination. The results of channeling the overwhelming powers of provocative, daring, and supremely eloquent writers (and artists) appear in this packed issue. Prepare to have your misconceptions come apart and be replaced by sharper understanding and improved perception."
New Orleans Photo Alliance members are well represented in this issue, with the cover shot by Sam Portera and images inside by Frank Relle, J.R. Portman, Michael Terranova, Ze daLuz, Jennifer Shaw, Bobby Wozniak, Debra Howell, Louviere+Vanessa, and Ed Richards.
Available now at Borders, Barnes & Noble, or through the Oxford American website. (Are there any local magazine sources here anymore?? I miss Lenny's News!)
Updated to add additional venues - Faulkner House Books, Louisiana Music Factory, Ogden Museum Shop and Garden District Book Shop. Support your local businesses & keep your tax dollars in New Orleans!! Thanks to "anonymous" for the tip!
Ian Amell - Fruitopia
Harry Longstreet - Science Fiction Museum, Seattle
Leighton McWilliams - Stratosphere/Ride
Katarzyna Majak - Self Portrait Emanation
Katarzyna Majak - Table
Jane Fulton Alt - Tree and Horse
Sharon Shero - Night Swing Lake Martin
Sharon Shero, Chairway to Breaux Bridge
Janet Flohr - Grieving Woman, Pere Lachaise Cemetery
Christopher Porche-West - Family Tracing
Tracie Heller - Untitled 78
Tom Hubbard - Greenhouse Series: Duivenvoorde #7
Richard McCabe - Brother
Richard MCabe - Flag
Joan Fitzsimmons - Small & Large Thoughts 18
Michel Varisco - Nest Assemblage
Jan Arrigo - Draped Sky
Judy Cooper - The Green Team
Miranda Lake - Postcard From a Sunken City, 2008
Miranda Lake - Stillwater, 2005
Patricia Muffin Sills - Front End Loader
Patricia Muffin Sills - House of Cars
Tara Thompson - Shine
Tara Thompson - Smolder
Jan Gilbert - C-Cup
Jan Gilbert - LaFavoritell
J.R. Portman - Welcome to KVille
Galina Kurlat - Specimen 8, Specimen 6, Specimen 9
Rebecca Dietz - Cigar Box Oracle
Minka Stoyanova - Sebastian Saint Altered
Toni Goss - Oaks
Toni Goss - Triple Marsh Grass
Thomas Cummins - 8
Thomas Cummins - Alleyway
Thomas Cummins - Sense
Ted Preuss - Tranquil
Esther Murphy - Amusing
Esther Murphy - Floatation