4.18.2014

Entries sought by June 18 for 2014 'Louisiana Contemporary'


New Orleans' Ogden Museum of Southern Art is seeking entries for "Louisiana Contemporary," a statewide, juried exhibition of contemporary art as produced by people living in Louisiana.

The deadline for entry is Wednesday, June 18. 

The exhibit, presented by Regions Bank, will open on White Linen Night, the gallery night and street party in the Warehouse District and Julia Street, which will fall this year on Saturday, August 2. It will close on September 28.

Jonathan P. Binstock, the senior advisor for contemporary art for Citigroup's Citi Private Bank Art Advisory & Finance, will serve as juror for this year's exhibit.


Up to $3,000 in awards will be presented to participating artists, including a $1,000 Best of Show cash award.

Any artist living in Louisiana, working in any artistic medium, is eligible for entry. A nonrefundable fee for entry of $40 for up to three submissions is required. The fee for each additional entry is $10.


For a more detailed list of entry specifications and information about the exhibit, please see the Louisiana Contemporary website.

4.15.2014

MPS Fund Deadline Extended to April 23



The New Orleans Alliance (NOPA) has extended the deadline for applications for the Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography (MPS Fund) 2014 grant. Submissions will be accepted through April 23rd.

This fund, established by NOPA to honor the legendary New Orleans photographer Michael P. Smith, awards one $5,000 grant annually to a Gulf Coast photographer whose work combines artistic excellence and a sustained commitment to a long-term cultural documentary project. We are proud to announce our 2014 juror, Michael Famighetti, the editor of Aperture magazine.



Both emerging and established photographers residing in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida are eligible to apply. The subject matter for the proposed project, however, is not limited to the Gulf Coast region. NOPA will accept grant applications through April 23, 2014.

For submission guidelines and to download an application form, visit the Michael P. Smith Fund’s website at http://www.neworleansphotoalliance.org/grants/MPS_Fund/index.php.

The MPS Fund, founded in 2008, is proud to have supported the work of four documentary photographers: Jonathon Traviesa (New Orleans, LA); Scott Dalton (Houston, TX); Kael Alford (Dallas, TX); and Andrew Kaufman (Miami, FL).

Michael Famighetti is the editor of Aperture magazine. He has edited numerous photography books, including volumes by William Christenberry, Robert Adams, John Divola, Jonas Bendiksen, and a series based on the website Tiny Vices. His writing has appeared in Frieze, Bookforum, Aperture, and OjodePez, among other publications. Famighetti has served as a judge for the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Awards and has been a guest reviewer and speaker at many international photography festivals and institutions, including the Bamako Biennial, Mali; Krakow PhotoMonth, Poland; GuatePhoto. Guatemala; Rhubarb Rhubarb, Birmingham, U.K.

4.11.2014

PhotoNOMA Participating Artists



The New Orleans Museum of Art, in partnership with the New Orleans Photo Alliance, is pleased to present PhotoNOMA, a photographers’ portfolio sharing night at the museum. 100 photographers, from beginners to the well established, will display their work for a community walk-through.

Friday, April 18, 2014
5:30pm to 8:30 pm
New Orleans Museum of Art

Photography enthusiasts and the public are encouraged to come out to see the wide range of work that will be on display and to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to meet and engage with the artists. Admission is $10 for the general public, $5 for Photo Alliance members and free to NOMA members.


Participating Artists:

Renee Allie, New Orleans, LA

Ryan Alvarez, Metairie, LA

Rachel April, New Orleans, LA

Courtney Asztalos, New Orleans, LA

Malik Baloney

Thom Bennett , New Orleans, LA

Michele Brinkman, Mobile, AL

Brian Buckner, Shreveport, LA

Nicole Carroll

David Carroll, New Orleans, LA

Edward Carter, New Orleans, LA

David Chauvin

Suzanne Clark, Ponchatoula, LA

Sandra Russell Clark, New Orleans, LA

Frank Coco, New Orleans, LA

Liam Conway, New Orleans, LA

Joseph Crachiola, New Orleans, LA

Arnaud Daval, New Orleans, LA

Shannon Davidson

Ben Depp, New Orleans, LA

Julie Dermansky, Metairie, LA

Charlotte Diem, New Orleans, LA

William Donoghue

Christopher Duffy

Michael Farrell, Carbondale, IL

David Fary, New Orleans, LA

Tracy Fleischman Morgenthau, New Orleans, LA

Andrea Freitas, New Orleans, LA

Linda Friedman

Millie Fuller

Maja Georgiou, Metairie, LA

Kathleen Gremillion, Diamondhead, MS

Susan Guice, Biloxi, MS

Willow Haley

Rashed Haq, Houston, TX

Masud Haq, The Woodlands, TX

Sean Hernandez, Metairie, LA

Sarah Herren, Harvey, LA

Benjamin Oliver Hicks

Sarah Paz Hyde, Louisville, CO

Grant Ingram

Anne Conway Jennings, New Orleans, LA

Gustavo Jononovich, New Orleans, LA

Autumn Kane, New Orleans, LA

Alan LaFaver, Slidell, LA

Tobin Lanzl, Metairie, LA

Vincent Lawson, Mobile, AL

Sálongo Lee, Natchez, MS

Deborah Lillie, Thibodaux, LA

George Long, Abita Springs, LA

Marie-Laure Louis, Vitré, LA

Andrea Mabry, New Orleans, LA

Sidney Manuel, New Orleans, LA

Eddie Martin, Belle Chasse, LA

Austyn Mayers, Jefferson, LA

Erin McKinney

John Menszer

Ray Mikell, Jackson, MS

Harlin Miller, Marrero, LA

Mary Miller

Shena Mullins, New Orleans, LA

Chrystal Nause, Makanda, IL

Eric Nunez, Covington, LA

Alberto Pacheco, Marrero, LA

Kenneth Pape, New Orleans, LA

Annie Pennell, New Orleans, LA

Wade Pitre, Jefferson, LA

Rebecca Ratliff, New Orleans, LA

Danny Rawls, Hattiesburg, MS

Kimberly Reid, Gulfport, MS

Colin Roberson, Arabi, LA

Robert Ryan

Natasha Sanchez, New Orleans, LA

Les Schmidt, New Orleans, LA

Erin Schunior

Jennifer Shaw, New Orleans, LA

Belinda Sopczak, Metairie, LA

Carlos Sosa, New Orleans, LA

Xyldia Grace Thomas, Abita Springs, LA

Leslie Tabony

Jevon Thompson, New Orleans, LA

Tyler Vance, Robert, LA



Click here to Register for PhotoNOMA  (as of 4/11 there are still a few spots left)

If you signed up but don't see your name on this list, email Seth Boonchai for the link to part 2 of the registration form: seth@neworleansphotoalliance.org.

4.08.2014

PhotoNOMA Featured Photographer: Courtney Asztalos

As part of PhotoNOMA 2014, the New Orleans Photo Alliance will be featuring images and sharing the websites of participating photographers and artists.


Today we are featuring the work of New Orleans based photographer Courtney Asztalos



About Courtney:Courtney Asztalos is a photographer living and working in New Orleans. Prior to moving to New Orleans,Courtney received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography from Florida State University. Her work has been exhibited and is featured in several special collections including UCLA Arts Library, Duke University, Texas Tech University, Vanderbilt University, University of Central Florida and the University of Miami. 

See more of Courtney's  work at: www.courtneyasztalos.com

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The New Orleans Museum of Art, in partnership with the New Orleans Photo Alliance, is pleased to present PhotoNOMA, a photographers’ portfolio sharing night at the museum. On Friday, April 18 from 5:30pm to 8:30 pm, 100 photographers, from beginners to the well established, will display their work for a community walk-through.

Photography enthusiasts and the public are encouraged to come out to see the wide range of work that will be on display and to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to meet and engage with the artists.

4.02.2014

New Orleans' Ogden Museum seeking photography intern

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art of New Orleans is seeking a photography intern, with the job involving the documenting of events and programs for public relations and marketing purposes.

Applicants should be collegiate upperclassmen or graduate students. More information can be found at worknola.com.

3.26.2014

Jim Belfon Memorial, Saturday, March 29

Jim Belfon passed away this weekend surrounded by family, friends and loved ones.

In his short time here in New Orleans  he established the Gulf South Photography Project which has taught free photography workshops to more than 1200 young people and senior citizens.  To help New Orleans recover from the devastation following Katrina,he provided residents who lost priceless family momentos with more than 14,000 individual and family portraits.

During Jim's active career, he worked and studied with the likes of James Van Der Zee, Gordon Parks and Richard Avedon. His work has appeared in Time Magazine, Essence, Sports Illustrated, Architectural Digest, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times.

Twenty-five years ago, he created the Photographic Center of Harlem where he taught photography to children and senior citizens in NYC at Harlem School Of The Arts, Central Park East School, St. James Senior Citizen Center, and New Song Community Church. Over its history, the Center served more than 5,000 children and senior citizens in the Greater New York City area.

The memorial service for Jim Belfon is set for  this Saturday, March 29th at 1pm at Christian Unity Baptist Church, 1700 Conti Street, New Orleans, La.  A repast will follow. 

Thank you for your support to Jim and his family.


3.25.2014

Exhibit of musician portraits from Zack Smith opens April 12

A new exhibit of work from NOPA member Zack Smith “One Foot in the Swamp - Portraits and Daydreams as Photographs," opens on April 12 at the Scott Edwards Gallery, in the Marigny area of New Orleans.

This exhibition is to feature a collection of 16 large photographs culled from portraits of musicians.

Hatch Show Print exhibit poster, prints offered


In association with the gallery, Smith will be offering a limited edition (only 100 available) of a 14” x 22” Hatch Show Print poster, as shown below. Nashville's famous Hatch Show Print, opened in 1879, is one of the oldest,  continuously running letterpress print shops in America. Included with every Hatch Show Print will be a limited edition, signed and numbered, 8” x 12” pigment print of the exhibitions figurehead shot, “Seth Walker, 2014.”

Copies of Smith's new book of photos, "One Foot in the Swamp," with images from the exhibition, will also be available.


3.17.2014

The Ogden Museum presents: Into the Light, Part II, Opening Reception: Thursday March 20, 6PM - 8PM



Roland L. Freeman 
, Shopping on Gay Street
The Ogden Museum presents:  INTO THE LIGHT II, photographs from the permanent collection.
This exhibition will highlight many rare and previously unseen photographs from the permanent collection. Included will be photographs by: Shelby Lee Adams, William Christenberry, George Dureau, William Eggleston, Birney Imes, Roland L. Freeman, Marion Post Wolcott, and many others.

INTO THE LIGHT II
opens March 20, 2014 - October 12, 2014
Opening Reception - March 20, 2014, 6 - 8 pm Gallery - 403
Ogden Museum of Southern Art


3.16.2014

Waselchuk in talk, book signing at Philly area gallery March 19


Lori Waselchuk, a former NOPA secretary and past winner of the PhotoNOLA Review Prize, will appear at an Artist Talk and Book Signing event this Wednesday, March 19, in the Philadelphia, Penn. area.

The signing is set for 6 to 8 p.m. at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, Penn. Waselchuk is one of three featured artists in an exhibit now showing there, "Humankind."

The exhibit open February 20 and will close this Thursday, March 20. For more information, please see the Main Line Arts Center website.

Image: Lori Waselchuk, “Lloyd Bone Drives the Funeral Hearse” (2007)

3.11.2014

PhotoNOMA Featured Photographer: George Long

As part of PhotoNOMA 2014, the New Orleans Photo Alliance will be featuring images and sharing the websites of participating photographers and artists.

Today we are featuring the work of New Orleans based photographer George Long

Photo: George Long

About George:
George's Nude Projection Series blends the beauty of the feminine with the beauty in nature by projecting images directly onto the body.  There is no digital manipulation involved.

George has been a leader in the New Orleans photographic community for more than 20 years, serving briefly as President of the New Orleans Photo Alliance and two terms as President of the New Orleans/Gulf South Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers.  He has been a member of Professional Photographers of America since 1985. He loves New Orleans and New Orleans loves him back.

See more of George's work at: http://georgelong.com


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The New Orleans Museum of Art, in partnership with the New Orleans Photo Alliance, is pleased to present PhotoNOMA, a photographers’ portfolio sharing night at the museum. On Friday, April 18 from 5:30pm to 8:30 pm, 100 photographers, from beginners to the well established, will display their work for a community walk-through.

Photography enthusiasts and the public are encouraged to come out to see the wide range of work that will be on display and to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to meet and engage with the artists.

3.09.2014

French Quarter Fest workshop with Zack Smith set for April 9


New Orleans photographer and NOPA member Zack Smith will lead a workshop on "Photographing the French Quarter Festival" prior to the four-day music festival, one of the Crescent City's biggest annual cultural events.

The five-hour workshop is to begin at noon on Wednesday, April 9, the day before the festival (set for April 10-13) opens. The cost is $100 per person.

Smith's workshop's home base will be the Scott Edwards Gallery, at the 2109 Decatur Street in the Marigny area, one block from the French Quarter. Participants are to engage in some in-class instruction and image critique, along with walking and shooting in the Quarter.

Smith noted, "As official festival photographer for both the French Quarter Festival and The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, I hope to show locals and cultural tourists an "inside" look at the French Quarter Festival and the French Quarter and how to photograph it."

For more information or sign-up, please see the Smith's French Quarter Fest workshop website.

2.28.2014

PhotoNOMA Featured Photographer: Rebecca Ratliff

As part of PhotoNOMA 2014, the New Orleans Photo Alliance will be featuring images and sharing the websites of participating photographers and artists.

Today we are featuring the work of New Orleans based photographer Rebecca Ratliff.



Statement from Rebecca:
I am currently a photography intern at the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. I am helping the company launch a new platform to their website www.NewOrleansOnline.com. I am a recent LSU graduate with a Bachelor's of Fine Art in Photography. I want to pursue a career in photojournalism and documentary photography. My passion is telling people's stories through my photographs. My overall goal is to produce work that will have an impact and educate others of the world around them.

My work can be seen at www.rebecca-ann-photography.com


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The New Orleans Museum of Art, in partnership with the New Orleans Photo Alliance, is pleased to present PhotoNOMA, a photographers’ portfolio sharing night at the museum. On Friday, April 18 from 5:30pm to 8:30 pm, 100 photographers, from beginners to the well established, will display their work for a community walk-through.

Photography enthusiasts and the public are encouraged to come out to see the wide range of work that will be on display and to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to meet and engage with the artists.

2.24.2014

PhotoNOMA Featured Photographer: Natasha Sanchez

As part of PhotoNOMA 2014, the New Orleans Photo Alliance will be featuring images and sharing the websites of participating photographers and artists.

Today we are featuring the work of New Orleans based photographer Natasha Sanchez.

Natasha Sanchez, NOLA Termites under the Stars

Statement:
Photographic styles from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries... lumen prints (solar photograms, a 19th century printing process), 35mm silver gelatin, and a smidge of digital... document the world as I see it.   Incorporating these different methods of photography into my work encourages a fresh perspective.   I am currently working on two projects: a World Tour, a philosophical photo project of small towns with international names, and a new lumen series of feathers.  

www.nattie-concepts.com
www.nattieconcepts.blogspot.com

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The New Orleans Museum of Art, in partnership with the New Orleans Photo Alliance, is pleased to present PhotoNOMA, a photographers’ portfolio sharing night at the museum. On Friday, April 18 from 5:30pm to 8:30 pm, 100 photographers, from beginners to the well established, will display their work for a community walk-through.
Admission is $10 for the general public, $5 for Photo Alliance members and free to NOMA members. Photography enthusiasts and the public are encouraged to come out to see the wide range of work that will be on display and to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to meet and engage with the artists.

2.20.2014

PHOTONOMA: ONE NIGHT, 100 PHOTOGRAPHERS Friday, April 18: 5:30pm to 8:30pm

A view from PhotoNOMA 2012, photo: Judy Cooper
The New Orleans Museum of Art, in partnership with the New Orleans Photo Alliance, is pleased to present PhotoNOMA, a photographers’ portfolio sharing night at the museum.

On Friday, April 18 from 5:30pm to 8:30 pm, 100 photographers, from beginners to the well established, will display their work for a community walk-through. Admission is $10 for the general public, $5 for Photo Alliance members and free to NOMA members.


Photography enthusiasts and the public are encouraged to come out to see the wide range of work that will be on display and to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to meet and engage with the artists.

Register here: PhotoNOMA 2014

2.19.2014

Michael P. Smith Fund Deadline: April 15, 2014


The New Orleans Alliance (NOPA) is accepting applications for the Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography (MPS Fund) 2014 grant. This fund, established by NOPA to honor the legendary New Orleans photographer Michael P. Smith, awards one $5,000 grant annually to a Gulf Coast photographer whose work combines artistic excellence and a sustained commitment to a long-term cultural documentary project.

We are proud to announce our 2014 juror, Michael Famighetti, the editor of Aperture magazine.  He has edited numerous photography books, including volumes by William Christenberry, Robert Adams, John Divola, Jonas Bendiksen, and a series based on the website Tiny Vices. His writing has appeared in Frieze, Bookforum, Aperture, and OjodePez, among other publications. Famighetti has served as a judge for the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Awards and has been a guest reviewer and speaker at many international photography festivals and institutions, including the Bamako Biennial, Mali; Krakow PhotoMonth, Poland; GuatePhoto. Guatemala; Rhubarb Rhubarb, Birmingham, U.K.

Both emerging and established photographers residing in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida are eligible to apply. The subject matter for the proposed project, however, is not limited to the Gulf Coast region. NOPA will accept grant applications from February 15 through April 15, 2014.

For submission guidelines and to download an application form, visit the Michael P. Smith Fund’s website: Michael P. Smith Fund