Combat Camera: The Women Behind the Lens

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is pleased to present Combat Camera: The Women Behind the Lens, an exhibition featuring official and personal photographs by women in all branches of the military who have served their country as photographers.

Every branch of the military employs combat photographers whose purpose is to visually record all aspects of military life and service. This exhibition pairs official photographs from the soldiers’ military experience with personal images made off duty. In juxtaposing official and civilian images, the exhibition draws attention to the differences between, or the intersections of, service women’s personal and professional lives. This exhibit will be displayed in conjunction with Fleet Week 2018 New Orleans as part of Tricentennial NOLA Navy Week and Tall Ships of America.

Selected Photographers

Araceli Alarcon
Holley Baker
Bethany Barnoski
Rachel Diehm
Kalie Franz
Audrey Graham

Ashley Hayes
Katerina Nelske
Stacy Pearsall
Noel Toye
Felicia Welch
Lisa Zunzanyika


Combat Camera is sponsored by Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement through the Departments of Emergency and Security Studies and the Department of Digital Design in partnership with the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Combat Camera is sponsored by Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement through the Departments of Emergency and Security Studies and the Department of Digital Design in partnership with the New Orleans Photo Alliance.

Funding for exhibit has been provided in part by a Carol Lavin Bernick Faculty grant from the Tulane University Provost’s office.

Our thanks to all branches of the U.S. Military for their support of the project.


Featured image : Foggy Night, courtesy of Bethany  Barnoski