Russel Lord PhotoNOLA

May 1st is GiveNOLA Day!

Mark your calendars, everyone, May 1st is GiveNOLA DAY!

This is a great opportunity for you to show your support for NOPA and help us continue our  mission of fostering photographic visions through Exhibitions and Programming, Education and Community Partnerships, and our Grants Program.

Stay tuned for more information!

Or visit GiveNOLA and bookmark it for quick access on May 1st, 2018!


For over 12 years, the New Orleans Photo Alliance has enriched the community of greater New Orleans, and the southern region as a whole.

Our Lower Garden District gallery and library hosts photo exhibitions that are free and open to the public throughout the year and serves as a hub for photographers and photography lovers of all interests and backgrounds to meet and share ideas.

Each December, we host the internationally-renowned PhotoNOLA festival, which transforms the entire Crescent City into a showplace for beautiful and powerful images, with over 65 exhibitions at venues all over town.

NOPA also supports  photographers with two annual $5000 grants, our Michael P Smith Fund For Documentary Photography and our Clarence John Laughlin Award. Over the years, we have awarded over $100,000 to photographers whose work shows a sustained commitment to artistic and documentary excellence. The recipients of each grant then share their work with our community by presenting a solo exhibition in our gallery.

photo: Russell Lord at PhotoNOLA 2017 Keynote