2018 Finalists: Clarence John Laughlin Award


The Clarence John Laughlin Award was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South. The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.

The 2018 Clarence John Laughlin Award was juried by Marcela Correa, an independent curator based in New Orleans. She holds two MFA’s in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and in The History and Business of Art and Collecting from the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts/Warwick University in Paris and London. She has worked in several European galleries, ranging from antiquities to contemporary, such as Valerie Kugel, Sprovieri Gallery, and Ronchini Gallery.

Gus Bennett, Louisiana
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Gary Burnley, Connecticut
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Kevin Hoth, Colorado
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Christopher Jordan, Alabama
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Ashley Miller, New Mexico
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Dorothy O’Connor, Georgia
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Lydia Panas, Pennsylvania
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David Van Allen, Iowa
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Claire Warden, Arizona
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Kimberly Witham, New Jersey
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