September 2016 newsletter

FROM THE DIRECTOR This month, we’re excited to explore how the medium of photography has expanded and how we interact with photographic images in the current day. Our fall exhibition features six contemporary artists from New Orleans who use photographs as key elements in their work but use alternative display methods such as video, audio, … Continue reading September 2016 newsletter

2016 Clarence John Laughlin Award Finalists

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2016 Clarence John Laughlin Award. Juror Steven Albahari, Publisher of 21st Editions, selected ten finalists from 104 submissions in 31 states.

The finalists are David Emmett Adams (Phoenix, AZ), Nicolas Bruno (Northport, NY), Patty Carroll (Chicago, IL), Lisa Elmaleh (Paw Paw, WV), Nancy Floyd (Atlanta, GA), Cheryl Medow (Santa Monica, CA), Yvonne Muller (Warwick, NY), Bradley Peters (Lincoln, NE), Anna Tomczak (Lake Helen, FL), and Richard Tuschman (Forest Hills, NY). We encourage our readers to click through the photographers’ names to explore the incredible work of each and every finalist.

The CJL Award recipient will be announced on October 15, 2016.

"Navajo Refinery No.4, Lovington, New Mexico" by David Emitt Adams
“Navajo Refinery No.4, Lovington, New Mexico” by David Emitt Adams
"Vieri" by Nicolas Bruno
“Vieri” by Nicolas Bruno
"Phoney" by Patty Carroll
“Phoney” by Patty Carroll
"Tobacco, Hawesville, KY" by Lisa Elmaleh
“Tobacco, Hawesville, KY” by Lisa Elmaleh
"Scare" by Nancy Floyd
“Scare” by Nancy Floyd
"Pearl Spotted Owlet" by Cheryl Medow
“Pearl Spotted Owlet” by Cheryl Medow
"All the Time" by Yvonne Muller
“All the Time” by Yvonne Muller
"Man With Lighter" by Bradley Peters
“Man With Lighter” by Bradley Peters
"Airplant III" by Anna Tomczak
“Airplant III” by Anna Tomczak
"The Tailor's Wife" by Richard Tuschman
“The Tailor’s Wife” by Richard Tuschman

Volunteers Needed

  As Southern Louisiana faces the destruction left by the recent floods, many of our members have reached out to us asking how to use photography to help. You understand the power of an image and have asked us to find a way to make a difference in this recovery through photography. Second Harvest Foodbank is … Continue reading Volunteers Needed

August 2016 Newsletter

FROM THE DIRECTOR August can be a slow-moving month in southern Louisiana. The heat and humidity are a way of life and we spend most of our time indoors ducking the heat and rain or get out of town altogether. NOPA is taking advantage of this slow-moving month to close the gallery, limit our programming, … Continue reading August 2016 Newsletter

June Newsletter

FROM THE DIRECTOR We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2016 Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography. The grant, created to honor the work and life of documentary photographer Michael P. Smith, went to New Orleans photographer Annie Flanagan for their work entitled, Deafening Sound. Juror Stella Kramer selected this powerful project … Continue reading June Newsletter

May 2016 Newsletter

FROM THE DIRECTOR Greetings! Thanks to each photographer who submitted entries for the 2016 Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography. The quality of the work we received was unparalleled and our juror, Stella Kramer, will have her work cut out for her. Notification of the grant recipient will be announced this month. Spring is … Continue reading May 2016 Newsletter


OPPS. Too much love. We appreciate your effort to support the New Orleans Photo Alliance  on GiveNOLA Day. Give Local America, who runs the GiveNOLA Day website, had  technical difficulties due to the high volume of generosity for giving days across the county. from the GiveNOLA site: The GiveNOLA Day website was sporadically down for … Continue reading GiveNOLA Day: UPDATE!!