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Michael P. Smith and New Orleans
Presented by
Mallory Taylor
Assistant Curator, The Historic New Orleans Collection

7pm Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
NOPA Gallery
1111 Saint Mary Street
New Orleans
Artists roundtable with Keliy Anderson-Staley and Brandon Thibodeaux

Moderated by:
John H. Lawrence
Director of Museum Programs, Historic New Orleans Collection

4pm, Saturday July 25th, 2015
NOPA Gallery
1111 St. Mary Street

Artists reception and book signing immediately following

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The New Orleans Photo Alliance’s

Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography

2013 Grant Recipient

Andrew Kaufman

Panama Canal Expansion

Juror's Essay
by Kevin Miller
Director of the Southeast Museum of Photography

Andrew Kaufman's project on the Panama Canal contains so many elements of fine, long-form documentary photography. Kaufman has sculpted an eloquent portrait out of the dizzying and tumultuous array of events, circumstances and activities that constitutes such a mammoth construction project. His commitment and resolve to stay with this difficult and complex project for a number of years in order to provide the rich context to the series that is so necessary for our understanding of his subject is the hallmark of a serious documentary photographer. He balances epic views, graphic and muscular settings and telling human context in a way that is riveting. Kaufman's project continues the noble and heroic lineages reaching back, even past Lewis Hine and many other great documentary photographers, to some of the earliest chroniclers of our world and its epic events.

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Kaufman's Project Proposal

All images © Andrew Kaufman

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