Photo Asst who knows Leaf Aptus

I'm posting this as a favor to a colleague who needs an assistant for an upcoming shoot here in New Orleans.

If you are a photo assistant who is familiar with Hasselblad H1/2 cameras and Leaf Aptus Digital Back and available to work August 12th please email me at brady@bradyfontenot.com and I will pass along your info.

Take care,


Visiting Photographer Seeking Advice

Hi there,

I can understand if no one wants to share any special spots, but I am hoping someone might be willing to throw a small token to a stranger. I am an amateur photographer from Boston and will be visiting New Orleans for a short period of time this weekend, as my girlfriend is starting medical school in Tulane and her white coat ceremony is this coming Monday. Apart from my obvious happiness for my girlfriend, I am excited to visit a new place where I can shoot. Unfortunately, I will not know a single person who can direct me around the city.

My free time is limited, as much of the weekend is going to involve scheduled events, and I may only have Saturday morning for shooting on my own. I wondered if you could direct me to one or two interesting places to shoot around the city. I am looking to capture some of the soul of New Orleans while not wandering into areas that an Irish boy from Boston should not be wandering to on his own. I am not looking for the "Girls Gone Wild" side of the city; that is just not my kind of thing (and my girlfriend would not be pleased). Yes, I will probably see Bourbon St, but I am more excited about the lesser known parts of the city.

I would truly appreciate any suggestions or recommendations that could be offered. I am not a professional and not looking to steal any secrets (although I would never turn down any advice). I'm just trying to get a jump on a place or two I would find on my own anyway with some more time and knowledge of the city.

While I am clearly not on the same level as many of your members, if you had any interest in seeing some of my shots, I do post on flickr:


Thank you in advance for your time and any suggestions you have to offer.

Sean Molloy
Boston MA
contact at: sjm.photos@gmail.com

“Louisiana: Photographs by Stuart Klipper” at the Ogden

“Louisiana: Photographs by Stuart Klipper”
Panoramic color images of New Orleans and Southwest Louisiana

The city of New Orleans, as well as the country roads and bayou vistas of Southwest Louisiana are immortalized in “Louisiana: Photographs by Stuart Klipper,” opening Aug. 2, 2008, and running through Sept. 30, 2008 at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art/University of New Orleans.

Nationally renowned photographer Stuart Klipper has been traveling to Louisiana for more than 20 years, and during his sojourns Klipper documented the changing—and enduring—landscapes and city scenes he witnessed. The bayous, country roads, street-front eateries and stores, as well as industrial buildings in Southwest Louisiana create a contrasting, but unified picture of a region that continues to change and persevere. Images of New Orleans are particularly poignant, as many of the subjects, such as the Coliseum Theater and the St. Roch Market, have been either destroyed (the Coliseum by fire) or damaged (the Market by Hurricane Katrina) and are treasured memories of the city’s heritage—some of which is in danger of disappearing.

It’s the themes of permanence and change that has continuously infused Klipper’s work—including his noted photographs of Antarctica (he has visited six times), which were shown in 1991 at the Museum of Modern Art. He has also photographed the Outback of northern Australia, the deserts of Israel and the Sinai, the rain forests of Costa Rica, the Far North regions of Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard, Alaska and Lapland (where he photographed the area irradiated by the fallout from the Chernobyl disaster).

“Stuart Klipper’s panoramic photographs capture the artist’s love of the culture, the place and the people of Lousiana,” says Chief Curator David Houston, who organized the exhibition. “His unfailing eye captures the subtle nuance of a region known for its exotic landscape and funky urban culture.”

Born in 1941, this Bronx, N.Y. native graduated with a bachelor in arts in psychology from University of Michigan. Klipper currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Klipper’s photographs have been exhibited and are collected by at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Walker Art Center, International Center for Photography, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. He has also published Bearing South: Antarctica, At Sea.

Klipper will also be in New Orleans at the Ogden Museum for the opening of his exhibition on Aug. 2—White Linen Night—6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Summer Specials in honor of the Ogden’s 5th Anniversary!: $5 general admission (until Sept. 7, 2008); museum store discounts, and much more! Be sure to check the Ogden Web site: www.ogdenmuseum.org.

Museum hours are 11am-4pm Wednesday through Sunday and 6-8pm Thursday evenings for Ogden After Hours. Free to members, $5 general admission (June 14 to Sept. 7, 2008).



Uptown Gallery
139 Broadway, New Orleans, LA 70118
Opening Reception
Saturday, August 9th 6pm – 9pm
August 9-30
Beverly Coates
Toni Goss
Harriet Blum
Dede Lusk
Uptown Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Zack Smith and Blake Haney at the Canary Gallery

Opening reception for new photographic works by Zack Smith and Blake Haney. Inaugural show for The CANARY Gallery.

Saturday, August 2nd, White Linen Night. 6-10pm.

The CANARY Gallery.
329 Julia Street, corner of Commerce and Julia.

A collaborative multimedia studio and event space, CANARY was founded with the intention of bringing all forms of creative expression to the Arts District. Part working studio, part gallery, part event space, 329 Julia will mine the local community and collaborate with various organizations in the New Orleans community dedicated to different facets of the arts and media.

Founded by Blake Haney and Zack Smith.
Blake Haney // blake@thecanarycollective.com
Zack Smith // zack@thecanarycollective.com


News from Member Thomas Neff

Dear Colleagues, Friends, and Students (past and present),

This terrific news (see attachment) was sent to me recently so I’m passing it - and my excitement - on to you. The April issue of FOCUS Magazine (p. 70) published a current list of the ten best selling photography books and to my utter amazement Holding Out and hanging On, made the cut. More astonishing still is its placement. FOCUS is a glossy hi-end journal circulated among photography collectors, gallery owners, and the like. Since the majority of you have acquired one or multiple copies (18 seems to be the record) I have you to thank for this recognition. I am forever grateful for your encouragement and support.

Best Wishes,

PS: If you happen to be in the Atlanta area later this month, about 15 of the Katrina Portraits will be shown with works from three other photographers, at Lumiere Gallery, located in the Galleries of Peachtree Hills. The opening reception is Thursday, June 26.

Thomas Neff
The Emogene Pliner Professor of Art
School of Art
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3298
Office: 225-578-8448
Mobile: 225-270-7084


News from Member Bill Vaccaro


I'm about to leave for Portland, Oregon to join 79 incredibly talented photographers at Photolucida's NW Summer Portfolio Reviews this coming weekend. I'll also be showing my work at the Portfolio Walk this Saturday, July 26, from 6 to 9 pm on the 2nd floor of the Art Institute of Portland, NW Davis and 11th. If you're in the area, please stop by and say hello.

One of my photographs was chosen by juror Keith Carter for an exhibition entitled Critters, running at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, 1111 St. Mary Street, in New Orleans, Louisiana through Saturday.

Two photographs from the Jesus is on the Mainline series, Hell Is Real and Prayer Box, were selected by George Slade, artistic director of the Minnesota Center for Photography, to be in the 2nd annual Coalition of Photographic Arts Juried Exhibition. The show will be held at the Walker's Point Center for the Arts, 911 W. National Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin from September 12 through October 18.

I'm also pleased to announce that Issue 100 of SHOTS Magazine, edited by Russell Joslin, features two of my photographs, Wireless and Judgment. In addition, guest photo editor Aline Smithson has chosen one of my photographs for publication in issue 9 of Light Leaks magazine.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!


Bill Vaccaro

Bill Vaccaro Photography
Chicago, Illinois

Richard Sexton at Florida Ogden

The reception for my exhibit at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art @ WaterColor is this Saturday, July 26, 5 to 8pm. I’ll be giving a talk the following Thursday, July 31, @ 5PM. The attached invite contains address and contact information for the Ogden @ WaterColor. Please spread the word.


Andy Levin Exhibit in Memphis

Please join us for an opening party at the Hannah Davis Gallery
on Trolley Night, July 25th from 6 to 9pm
405 Front Street, Hewring Row, Suite 105 Memphis, Tennessee

Photo Assistant Needed

Will Crockett from ShotSmarter.com here. I was wondering if you can guide me to a photo assistant to hire for a 3 day scout / shoot of some "characters" in New Orleans? I need to generate some fresh images for a project I am shooting for Bogen Imaging / Elinchrom. I would like to find a bright assistant to help me choose locations, find subjects and shoot in various locations - indoors and out of people in places. All my work is done with strobes blended with available light - very personality driven. A video crew will be following me to document the shoots too so I need a reliable, fun, energetic assistant who knows the area and the people. Can you point me in the right direction please my friend?
: )

Will Crockett
CEO of ShootSmarter
630 301 7712


NOPA Call to Artist: Odd Works

Odd Works
Juried By: David Rubin
Entries must be submitted by 8.25.2008

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is seeking atypical work that incorporates photography in innovative ways to be exhibited during October and November, 2008 at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery.

We seek images or objects that use materials as diverse as paper, cloth, metal, wood, polymer, leaves, encaustic, etc, with photography as the main component of the final piece. (No LCD, video or projection)

The juror will be David Rubin. Mr. Rubin served as Curator of Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans from 2000-2006. From 1994-99, he was Curator of 20th Century Art at Phoenix Art Museum. Since 1980, Mr. Rubin has been a member of the International Association of Art Critics and, throughout the 1980s, he was a frequent contributor to Arts and Art in America magazines. Since 2001, he has been an international juror for the Florence Biennale. During his tenure at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, Mr. Rubin organized numerous exhibitions, including "Photography Now", an international survey of contemporary photography.

Dates of the exhibit will coincide with “PROSPECT.1 New Orleans, the largest biennial of international contemporary art ever organized in the United States” - and a great opportunity to have your work viewed by artists, curators and collectors from around the world.

Deadline for submissions: Midnight, Monday, August 25
Notification of Acceptance: Tuesday, September 2
Opening: Saturday, Oct. 4
Exhibition: Saturday, October 4 - Saturday, November 22

Photographers are encouraged to enter up to 5 images. Please follow the link below to submit online and to view the submission guidelines.


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 framed to museum standards, 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 payable online via PayPal
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.


Call: Juried Photography Invitational

The Monmouth Museum, Lincroft NJ

Jurors: Stephen Perloff and Sarah Morthland

$20 entry fee

Deadline Aug 11. 2008

Click on title above to download a pdf of the prospectus.


Dave Rodrigue Exhibition in Lafayette

Call to Artists- New Orleans Canal Street Transit Shelters

Call to Artists- New Orleans Canal Street Transit Shelters

Application deadline August 11, 2008

In collaboration with the Regional Transit Authority and the City of New Orleans, New Orleans Downtown Development District will commission the transformation of 14 Streetcar Shelters along Canal Street into "art-centric" shelters through the application of original artwork. Artwork will be photographed and digitally printed onto laminate appliqués, which will be applied to the plexi-glass walls of the shelters. These commissions provide the opportunity for Louisiana artists to showcase their work during & after the international exhibit Prospect One International Biennial. Contemporary, innovative proposals are encouraged. Fourteen Commissions: $2,500 each, with a top jury pick award of $5000.

APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED USING www.callforentry.org. For artists who'd like assistance applying through callforentry.org, please call Morgana King or Gene Meneray at the Arts Council at 504-523-1465 BEFORE August 8, 2008.

Call for Photos: Behind the Bar

Tales of the Cocktail announces Behind the Bar Photo Exhibit

Tales of the Cocktail announces nationwide photo search

Photographers are being summoned nationwide to assist in preserving the culture and history of New Orleans as part of the work of The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society.

Tales of the Cocktail, the annual dining and drinking extravaganza, which is produced by the society, will unveil its newest medium to further their “cocktail cause” of teaching the newest trends of this oldest past time. “Behind the Bar” will be an exhibit of photographs taken in New Orleans bars and restaurants that convey the “spirit” behind cocktail culture in New Orleans.

The exhibit will display photographs selected by a panel of judges with an open call to photographers. Criteria and entry forms can be found at www.TalesoftheCocktail.com and the deadline is set for August 1, 2008. “Behind the Bar” will be on display at Art for Arts Sake this fall, 2008.

Ann Tuennerman, founder of Tales of the Cocktail is excited about their new artistic endeavor. “Behind the Bar” promotes the spirit of the men and women in our hospitality industry as well as the fine establishments they work in,” said Tuennerman. “The exhibit is another way for us to showcase the historical bars and restaurant of New Orleans and encourage our locals and visiting friends to support them.”


Dates of NOLA exhibit: October 1 through October 29, 2008
Location: W Hotel, New Orleans

How Behind the Bar works:

1. The public is invited to submit photos using the enclosed entry form and following the criteria below. For a $10 fee, you are invited to submit up to three photos for this juried exhibit.

2. Photographers send us their photographs on photographic paper (photos may be taken by a digital or regular camera).

3. Submissions are not returned - so photographers MUST NOT send originals.

4. Complete, cut and affix an entry form to the back of each photo.

5. Our celebrity judges review all the submissions and select 20 photos for the exhibit.

6. All photographers are then notified by mail whether any of their photos were selected. Submissions are not returned - so photographers MUST NOT send originals.

7. The photographers with pieces selected for the show begin the process of matting, framing and labeling the photos for delivery by the deadline.

Criteria for submitting photographs:

1. Photos 1) must feature a New Orleans bar or restaurant, 2) must convey the “spirit” behind cocktail culture in New Orleans, 3) may be any photographic medium: black and white or color.

2. Photos will be judges on three points: 1) the wide appeal of the photograph, 2) the photo’s ability to reflect the spirit of New Orleans’ cocktail culture, an 3) the artistic quality of the photograph.

3. Only photographic prints or high quality digital prints will be accepted. Entries will not be returned. Do not submit original prints.

4. Submissions properly labeled with a completed entry form attached to the back, and your $10 entry fee must be RECEIVED by 5:00 PM on Friday, August 1, 2008.

5. Mail or hand deliver to: Behind the Bar, c/o The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society, 5843 Fontainebleau Drive, New Orleans, LA 70125.

6. Checks made payable to: The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society

7. Tales of the Cocktail (TOC) is not responsible for lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected or illegible submissions.

8. By entering the contest, entrants grant TOC/New Orleans Culinary and Culturally Preservation Society (NOCCPS) the right to publish/use submitted photos in print or electronic form for advertising/promotion of TOC/NOCCPS and for commercial products, including, but not limited to TOC/NOCCPS publications. Any photo produced will include a photographer credit.

9. Submissions not conforming to the above guidelines will not be considered.

If your entry is accepted for the exhibit:

1. Notifications of accepted photos will be mailed to photographers on Wednesday, Aug 20th.

2. Photos that are accepted must be matted in white or cream, framed in a BLACK WOOD frame no larger than 20" x 26”. Special locking hangers will be used to secure the exhibit, which require that the frames be wood only.

3. Photos will be for sale - 50% of each sale will benefit the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society. Fifty percent will be paid in the form of a check to each photographer whose photograph sells.

For questions, please contact:

Louise Ferguson Saenz: behindthebar@talesofthecocktail.com

About the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society
The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to benefit hospitality industry members, produces Tales of the Cocktail annually. Its mission it so preserve the rich history of the restaurants and bars of New Orleans and the unique culture of dining and drinking famous to the city, while educating locals, visitors, and the hospitality industry about this culinary heritage.

About Tales of the Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail, a culinary and cocktail festival on July 16-20, 2008, features award-winning mixologists, authors, bartenders, chefs and designers in the New Orleans French Quarter at five days of cocktail events such as dinner-pairings, cocktail demos and tastings, seminars, mixing competitions, design expos, book-signings and much more. Measuring some of their success in garnishes, Tales of the Cocktail 2007, used 7250 mint leaves, 3580 lime wedges, 800 watermelon cubes, 560 gin soaked dried cherries, 1390 orange slices, 2 tons of ice and more for thousands of sippers!

For more information on Tales of the Cocktail, visit www.TalesoftheCoctail.com and register your name to receive email updates and ticket-sales announcements.

Ann R. Tuennerman
Founder Tales of the Cocktail
538 Louisa Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
O: 504-948-0511
C: 504-343-4285
F: 504-948-0514

Call: 2nd Annual Gulf-South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibition

Call to Gulf South Artists: A call for 2D and 3D submissions for a group exhibition featuring the works of emerging artists from TX, LA, MS, AL and FL. **This exhibition will open Jan. 3, 2009 during the upcoming biennial, Prospect 1: New Orleans, "the largest biennial of contemporary art ever organized in the United States" which runs from Nov. 1, '08 – Jan. 18, '09. Email submissions will be accepted according to the guidelines listed below through Nov. 10, 2008. Physical CD submissions will be accepted through Nov. 14, 2008.

2nd Annual Gulf-South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibition

On its 1st Anniversary, BECA gallery presents the '2nd Annual Gulf South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibition' from January 3 – February 28, 2009. This competition for group exhibition is open to all visual artists, without representation in New Orleans, residing in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida and working in 2-D and 3-D mediums. This Call is being issued well in advance of our November deadlines because we want to give maximum time for artists to adequately prepare. Due to the rare nature of this opportunity to exhibit works during a contemporary art biennial, we expect the competition to be strong. Our gallery location is directly across the street from the primary Prospect 1 biennial venue. Plan to put forth your best work and please make sure that you are presenting high quality images of your work for consideration.

The purpose of the annual 'Gulf South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibition' is to discover and highlight new emerging Gulf South contemporary artists, their current work and the ideas that are motivating their creative processes. The exhibition is juried by the gallery's Co-Directors who are seeking the most engaging and innovative works to feature during this group exhibition.

GALLERY INFO: BECA is an acronym that stands for Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art. We strive to serve as a bridge by which emerging contemporary art flows between New Orleans and the larger national and international contemporary arts community. The artist run gallery is an 1100 square foot renovated warehouse space situated in the heart of the New Orleans Warehouse Arts District. Our gallery program exists as a place for both innovative local, regional and international emerging contemporary art to grow and flourish in an environment that is accommodating to both artists and collectors. Half of our exhibitions feature local and regional emerging contemporary art and half feature international emerging contemporary art.

ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to all visual artists, without representation in New Orleans, residing in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida and working in 2-D and 3-D mediums including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, drawing, printmaking, fiber, textiles and photography. We are currently unable to accept the mediums of performance art, film or video. All works submitted must have been created within the last 2 years and must be original works or limited editions of no more than 10. Artwork submitted must be for sale and not previously exhibited at BECA gallery. All selected works must be made available for the duration of the exhibition.

Complete information and submission guidelines may be downloaded from http://becagallery.typepad.com/my_weblog/call-to-artists.html

BECA gallery - Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art
527 Saint Joseph Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 566-8999

Photo Gear for Sale

I figured this would be a good place to start -

I am moving to St Thomas USVI - and can not justify the shipping expenses for everything - so it's all for sale:

My studio is located in the Bywater - right next to NOCCA.

Lighting Equipment includes (Paul C. Buff - White Lightning/Alien Bees):

Giant Foldable Soft box 32"x40" with 13ft heavy duty stand
Clear umbrella 48" with 10ft regular stand
Boom Arm 11lb with 13ft heavy duty stand

Two 800ws Strobes
One 400ws strobe
Wireless Transmitter
Three Wireless receivers

Wires for on location power supply connection (sorry - no power supply)

All original documentation and Clips, connectors, wires etc

Back Drops:

Owens Originals VU Pro Stand (12ft wide x 10ft tall)
O.O. Super White Muslin 10x10 (the thickest white backdrop available)
O.O. Black Muslin 10x10 - same thickness as the white one

extra burgundy cloth drape/backdrop - not O.O. - but still nice to use

Various extras:

Queen size Memory Foam Air mattress - $75 at Walmart
White and Black Fitted Sheets for mattress
Two Black Portable Bar stools 3' tall
Some props - you can have what's here when I move...

This is some extremely nice and well maintained equipment - it has been in the studio 98% of the time I owned it - all is portable and easily transported if need be...

I have added up the original invoices and figured I have over $1600 into everything.

This is the first ad I have put out for this - so I am going to tell you to come try out the gear and be ready to take it for $1400.

I also have a Sigma Macro Lens available with Nikon Mount -

Sigma 70mm 2.8 Macro EX Series - w/ UV Filter and Case/Hood - $375

Also a Nikon 50mm 1.8 with UV Filter - $85

Thanks for your time!


Colin Wadsworth
Optic Pursuit Photography


Nikon D300 For Sale

Most of you know I carry 2 Nikon D300 whenever I do an event (Spot News,Weddings,Rock Concerts, etc) I am letting one of these go because I am going to add a full Frame (FX) Camera Body to my arsenal.The new Nikon D700;therefore, I will be selling one of my D300. Upon selling, I will send it to the a Nikon certified techs for complete cleaning(CCD sensor, etc). I have roughly 2500 clicks on it, it is good for 350,000 clicks before the shutter needs to be serviced ( as with most cameras) I bought this second body in April so it still has a warranty with it. When I am not using my cameras, I keep them covered and sealed tight in a water and moisture proof pelican case. Those that know me know that I keep particular and obsessive care of my gear.

Nikon D300 (Body Specs

Complete with this D300 I am including (2) lenses,battery,battery charger and a camera case
Nikon D300 12.3 MegaPixel DX (Useable ISO 200-3200) ISO 3200 is literally Grainless
Resolution: 12.30 Megapixels
Kit Lens: n/a
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD
LCD Size: 3.0 inch
ISO: 100-6400
Shutter: 30-1/8000
Max Aperture: n/a
Mem Type: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive
Battery: Custom LiIon
Dimensions: 5.8x4.5x2.9in
Weight: 29.1 oz
(825 g)
MSRP: $1,800 (NEW)

Nikkor 18-135 f/3.5 ED
Nikkor 70-300 F/4 ED (Never used)
EN-L3 Nikon Battery (Brand New)
USB Sync Cables
All for
$1650 (Or best offer)

I really want to sale this to someone that is passionate and serious about photography and will make a great effort to take care of this gear.

email jamiljones@mac.com
or call 925-842-1111, option 1, ext 4460


Art Recommended

The Critters exhibition made Eric Bookhardt's "Art Recommended" spot in this week's Gambit Weekly!

Here's what he had to say:

Forgoing the rarified atmosphere of most art shindigs, New Orleans Photo Alliance president Mark Sindler promised that the opening of the Critters show would be critter-friendly. 'We may have dog fights. Who knows what will happen?" While no blood sports were reported, the photographs themselves turned out to be a highly poetic menagerie despite their occasional barnyard ambience. Curated by Keith Carter, one of the masters of neo-romantic surrealism, the final few dozen images culled from hundreds of submissions were as notable for their evocative aura as for their animal magnetism, as we see in Birdman by Tami Bone (pictured). The New Orleans Photo Alliance was formed in 2006 to help local photographers regroup after the storm and to advance the progress of photography as an art form in the region.

— D. Eric Bookhardt


Luminous Lint Looking for Egg Images

I'm currently planning an online exhibition of "Eggs in Photography" that will include examples by Paul Nadar, Margaret Watkins, Paul Outerbridge, Ralph Steiner, Man Ray, György Kepes, Walter Peterhans, Carlotta M. Corpron and others.

I'm seeking further examples from all regions, periods and photographic types and would be most interested in any photographs you may have in your collections.

Email submissions to: alan@luminous-lint.com

IRevelar Photography Competition


Naomi Silva
Kreg Thornley
Naomi Silva Gallery


Inaugural Photography Competition

ATLANTA, GA (9 July 2008) – Naomi Silva Gallery announces its new venture, IRevelar, which commences with its inaugural photography competition and will continue as an interactive photography website. IRevelar is an opportunity for photographers to have their work reviewed by a distinguished panel of jurors, exhibited at Naomi Silva Gallery, and promoted on the IRevelar website, www.irevelar.com. IRevelar is currently accepting entries for the competition, for which the theme is “Reveal.” Winners will become part of a month-long exhibition, entitled “The Revealing”, October 10 – November 8, 2008, in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP).

Born out of her passion for the art of photography, Naomi Silva conceived of IRevelar as the first of many steps towards placing a stronger emphasis on the photographic arts through her gallery. The gallery, located in the Tula Arts Center, has long enjoyed the privilege of representing artists with inventive conceptual and distinctive artistic visions. Naomi Silva believes that this has best been accomplished, throughout the years, by the representation of a very diverse group of photographers, including: Luciana Abait, Patrizia Guerresi, Guillermo Kahlo, Leo Matiz, Lily Smernou, Richard Hill, Ezio Todesco, and Vicente Wolf.

IRevelar’s inaugural competition boasts an exceptional and diverse panel of jurors from across the country. Jurors include Rick Pérez, assistant director of Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles, California; George Slade, artistic director of Minnesota Center for Photography in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Clint Willour, curator of Galveston Arts Center in Galveston, Texas.

The jurors will consider film, digital, and photo-based mixed media and the deadline for submissions is Wednesday, August 20th at 8pm EDT. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 3rd at 2pm EST. Please visit www.irevelar.com for more information.

Naomi Silva Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am – 5:30pm, and Saturday from 11am- 5:30 pm. Viewing can also be done by appointment by calling 404-350-8890. Naomi Silva Gallery is located at the Tula Art Center, 75 Bennett Street, Suite M2, Atlanta, Georgia, 30309.

# # #

About Naomi Silva Gallery

The Naomi Silva Gallery specializes in Contemporary American, Latin American, and European paintings, sculpture, photography, and ceramics by nationally and internationally recognized mid-career and established artists.

Located in the well-established Tula Art Center, the gallery has created a reputation for representing the work of artists with inventive conceptual and distinctive artistic visions. Accomplishing this through their unique juxtaposition of techniques and mediums, these artists are pioneers of their discipline.



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, July 15 at 7:00 p.m. (sharp!) 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.

The primary focus of this meeting will be to firm up our 2009 Exhibition Calendar and form subcommittees for each show. See the attached pdf for the exhibit schedule as it now stands. We need to revisit this schedule and discuss the possibility of having an invitational exhibit next year and, therefore, replacing one of these shows.

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.

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

GALLERY UPDATE: report from Wallace Merritt
volunteer schedule for gallery
Wallace stepping down; need new Gallery Director
CRITTERS SHOW: show comes down Saturday, July 26
need volunteers to help pack and ship work!
ENVIRONMENTAL work begins arriving July 21 - 25 (Mon - Fri)
SHOW (Aug/Sept): locals deliver work July 26 (Sat)
show gets hung week of July 28
postcards go out this week
opening Saturday, August 2 6 -9 p.m.
SHOW (Oct/Nov) update from Laura D’ellesandro/Michel Varisco
(Call to Artists & Juror)
2009 EXHIBITIONS: discuss 2009 show schedule and form subcommittees
Feb/Mar - Desire
Apr/May - Cuisine
Jun/July - Weddings (Celebrations)
Aug/Sep - Hot! Hot! Hot!
Oct/Nov - The Spirit World
Dec/Jan - PhotoNOLA Discoveries Solo Show
discuss getting more entries to shows; how best to advertise?
WORKSHOPS: (if time allows)
10 minute round table discussion; ideas?
What do members want/need?

Terri Garland: Southern Discomforts

Alan Klotz Gallery presents:

Terri Garland: Southern Discomforts
July 3rd- August 15th
Opening Reception for the artist: Thursday, July 10th 6-8pm

Terri Garland: Southern Discomforts comprised of some fifty photographs made over the past twenty years with "southern themes", including white supremacists, vernacular artifacts, post-deluge calamity, and family members of those who suffered racially motivated violence.

Girl in Slippers, FEMA Camp, Port Sulphur, LA 2006

It's hard to believe that in 2008, at a time when an African-American is running for President of the United States, hooded figures are still scampering around the countryside burning crosses and spewing their racial vitriol. It is hard to believe that after three years, and all the negative press attending the bungling attempts at rebuilding, New Orleans, and many of the communities of the Mississippi Gulf Coast are still largely wastelands.

As Ms. Garland writes, "The pictures made in Louisiana and the towns of the Mississippi Gulf Coast following the hurricanes of three years ago are rooted in my observations of a less overt but equally insidious brand of institutionalized racism. Neither satin robes nor burning crosses were in evidence, but the issues of class and ethnic inequities were impossible to ignore. Due to long-term neglect and the persistent devaluation of life through economic oppression, a culture of death, bereft of any and all compassion, has evolved in New Orleans and has dramatically been exacerbated since the storms. Like the ribs of a starving dog, the despair is palpable in many parts of the city. The cross still burns."

These pictures are about the sadness and grim traditions, which are still revered and celebrated by many in the South. However, despite her visual condemnation of ingrained patterns of racial attitudes and intolerance, it is clear that Ms. Garland also holds a strong affection for this part of the country, and the way it simply looks. She remarks that, "the dichotomies of the South hang like rotting fruit on brittle limbs of an old tree, but what I am beginning to discover is some small fragment of salvation beyond the margins of the obvious."

The stillness of Ms. Garland's powerful and damning images is a mirror of strength and neglect. And the bitterly ironic words of the well-known song remind us, in the end, that "King Harvest has surely come.

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Artists Residency


La Macina di San Cresci ,residence for artists member of RES ARTIS announces that the Municipality of Greve in Chianti (Florence, Italy) grants a fellowship for one month in the 2009 .

This programme is open to artists between 18 and 35 years old, proposing innovative projects reflecting an opening to the human, social and economic contexts surrounding them.


· Architecture (architecture design, urban studies, landscape design),

· Photography

· Painting

· Sculpture

· Ceramics

· Installation

The fellowship recipient is granted Euro 1000 to cover expenses ( art material, meals, local transport, etc.) , in addition living space and studios free of charge.

The selected artist is provided with a shared room and workspace in a shared studio for a 30 day period (see www.chianticom.com for location and space)

The recipient may choose a 30 day time from January 15 to April 30.

Residency requirements
During the stay at La Macina di San Cresci , the selected artist is asked to give at least one informal lecture concerning his/her work, open to the public in general. The artist-in-residence is asked to leave one piece of work made during his/her stay as a donation to Municipality of Greve in Chianti .

Deadline for Applications
November 15, 2008

Application form and brochure with general information can be downloaded as PDF document at : www.chianticom.com


La Macina di San Cresci

Pieve di San Cresci 1

50022 Greve in Chianti (FI)




William Griener Opening at LA Art & Science Museum

WHAT: William Greiner FALLEN PARADISE (New Orleans 1995-2005)
Color photographs made in and around New Orleans Pre-Katrina

WHERE: Louisiana Art & Science Museum
downtown Baton Rouge
100 River Road, Baton Rouge LA

WHEN: Thursday, July 10th 5-7 PM

For more info: WWW.LASM.ORG

t. 225-803-0185
e. fotoart1@cox.net


PhotoNOLA 2008 Portfolio Reviews

Anne Kendellen of Blue Sky Gallery reviewing work in 2007

And this year's reviewers are...

David Bram, Fractionmag.com, Albuquerque, NM
Alejandro Castellanos, Director, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico
Jörg Colberg, Conscientious, Northampton, MA
Rose Courville, Curator, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
Crista Dix, Owner/Director, Wall Space Gallery, Seattle, WA
Roy Flukinger, Curator, Harry Ransom Research Center, Austin, TX
Pascale Giffard, Exhibitions Manager, Les Recontres d'Arles, France
Reuel Golden, Executive Editor, Photo District News (PDN), NY
MaryAnne Golon, TIME, New York, NY
David Houston, Curator, Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Russell Joslin, SHOTS Magazine, Minneapolis, MN
Stella Kramer, Photography Consultant, New York, NY
Melanie McWhorter, photo-eye, Santa Fe, NM
Charles Megnin, Owner, The Darkroom, New Orleans, LA
Ann Pallesen, Photographic Center NorthWest, Seattle, WA
Doug Parker, Times Picayune , New Orleans, LA
Kira Pollack, New York Times Magazine, New York, NY
George Slade, Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN
Susan Spiritus, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
Mary Virginia Swanson, Marketing Consultant, Tucson, AZ/NYC
Hannah Watson, Trolley Books, London
Clint Willour, Executive Director & Curator, Galveston Arts Center, TX
Jack Woody, Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, NM
Del Zogg, Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonHouston, TX

Portfolio Reviews will take place Dec 6 & 7 at the International House Hotel. Registration will open on August 15, and be filled on a first come first served basis. Check the PhotoNOLA website in the next few weeks for more information.

Images from 2007 Portfolio Reviews courtesy of
David Rae Morris


Elemental/Environmental: SPACE Exhibitors Chosen

Congratulations to the exhibitors of the New Orleans Photo Alliance's next exhibition Elemental/Environmental: SPACE.

Colin Stearns, A New Path_02
Charles Bush, Is there a Rainbow at the End of the Road_002
Charles Bush, We Know Not Where We Go_004
Ann Schwab, habitats-2
Peter Prusinowski, Untitled3
Colleen Mullins, Untitled 3-2008_001
Colleen Mullins, Untitled 7-2007_002
Eleanor Kerr, Flight Plan
Matthew White, Lake Pontchartrain, November 2007
Luke Fontana, The American Dream
Daniel Sroka, Flight (maple tree seed)
Bryce Lankard, NYC Subway on Halloween, NYC 2006
Bryce Lankard, Playground at China Lake #3
Dennis Staffne, Wet Beach_004
Karoline Prentice, Laundry_003
Marc Pagani, What My Nephews and Nieces may never see_004
Susan May Tell, Night05
Michelle Wuttke, Olivia's Interpretation of Space
Alan Zakem, Skyline?
Carol Schiraldi, PinkSkyOverWhiteSands_5
Harry Longstreet, Loner_004
David Gardner, Guardrail. Conway Summit, CA
Ryan Zoghlin, "Power Substation"
Tracey Hogan, Fence_003
Eric Percher, Untitled_1
Mark Lyon, Clean Laundry

Opening: Saturday, August 2nd
Exhibition: August 2nd-29th


Wednesdays at the JW Marriott featuring photographs from NOPA member Pat Jolly

Join NOPA member Pat Jolly at JW Marriott on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Entertainment by Ricardo Crespo. Complimentary Wine Tasting and Hors D'oeuvres.

Lobby Bar
JW Marriott, 614 Canal Street
(504) 525-6500

Parking Available at a Special Event Rate of $5 on Common Street

Notification Delay for Environmental/Elemental: SPACE

The notification of acceptance to the New Orleans Photo Alliance juried show, Environmental/Elemental: SPACE, which was to go out July 1, has been delayed slightly due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check the blog (http://neworleansphotoalliance.blogspot.com/) and your email for further updates.


Zé daLuz Opening Saturday

Zé daLuz

Solo show of photographic art.

More than 40 images - together for the first time

Opening this Saturday, July 5, from 7-9pm

Ray's on Frenchmen Street
508 Frenchmen, New Orleans (upstairs)


Hello Friends - I would love to see you so please stop by and say hi! -- Zé