MPS Fund Testimonial: Amber Shields

  I was thrilled to hear my photography series, Visions of Johanne – The Aging Female Body, a 15-year exploration of a woman’s life in her 70s and 80s, was selected by Olivier C. Laurent, former Editor of LightBox, TIME’s photography website, as a winner of the New Orleans Photo Alliance’s 2017 Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography. … Continue reading MPS Fund Testimonial: Amber Shields

TUES April 24: Stranger with a Camera & Artist Talk w/ Io Cooman

TUESDAY April 24, 6:30pm – 8:30 pm Belgian photographer and photo editor Io Cooman is often confronted with issues around representation while working for major newspapers in Belgium and The Netherlands. In New Orleans, Cooman is working towards a better understanding of how to deal with these problematics as a professional. In partnership with the … Continue reading TUES April 24: Stranger with a Camera & Artist Talk w/ Io Cooman

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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 … Continue reading May 1st is GiveNOLA Day!

2nd Tuesdays at NOPA | Accounting Basics

Accounting Basics for Freelance and Self-Employed Photographers with Jenny Bagert This crash course will discuss answers to some of the most frequently asked tax questions by freelance and self-employed photographers. The conversation will include: • Business structures: sole proprietorships, LLCs, etc. • Best accounting practices: income, expenses, income statements, software • Use of a home … Continue reading 2nd Tuesdays at NOPA | Accounting Basics

Everyday New Orleans Info Session

Everyday New Orleans Info Session

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 6pm-7pm

NOPA Gallery: 1111 St. Mary Street, New Orleans

In partnership with The New Orleans Museum of Art and The Everyday Projects, the New Orleans Photo Alliance are looking for members of NOPA and the local photo community who would like get involved as educators with Everyday New Orleans, a community outreach initiative whose mission is to engage participants in using photography to challenge stereotypes and promote a broader understanding of life across diverse locales in the Greater New Orleans region.

We are looking for photographers who are comfortable teaching a documentary-style curriculum to groups of 20 or more participants of varied ages and backgrounds. As this project is community-engaged and seeks to challenge stereotypes and media representations of New Orleans, this experience is ideal for photographers who are from New Orleans or have been rooted in the city for a length of time.

Eddie Lanieri (Education Chair at the New Orleans Photo Alliance) and Allison Young (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow for Modern and Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art) will be presenting an information session on this project on January 31 from 6-7pm at the NOPA Gallery, 1111 St. Mary Street, New Orleans.

If you are unable to attend and interested in becoming a photographer educator with this project, please contact us for more information at:



If you know a photographer who would like to use their skills and knowledge to give back to their community, please feel free to share this information.