The mission of the New Orleans Photo Alliance is to encourage the understanding and appreciation of photography through exhibitions, opportunities, and educational programs. The Alliance strives to be a cultural stimulus, which fosters economic and artistic growth while preserving the rich and diverse photographic culture of New Orleans and the southern region.

The New Orleans Photo Alliance was founded by a diverse group of photographers who joined forces in 2006 to create unity and opportunity for photographers in the Gulf South. It is an artist-driven 501(c)3 nonprofit which currently includes more than 300 members from across Louisiana and throughout the United States.

New Orleans Photo Alliance Board of Directors 

Lisa Cates

Karen Wong
Vice President

Zoe Johnson

Eugenia Uhl

Committee Chairs

Erin Nelson
Communications Chair

Betsy Gosling
Education Chair

Jennifer Edwards
Development Chair

Britney Penouih
Grants Program Chair

Kevin Lajoie
Program Chair

Jennifer Williams
Exhibitions Chair

Ludovic Rousset
PhotoNOLA Committee Chair

New Orleans Photo Alliance Staff

Jennifer Shaw
Director, PhotoNOLA Festival

Natalie Cooney
NOPA Gallery attendant

Sesthasak Boonchai
Technology and membership

Susan Cates

New Orleans Photo Alliance At-Large

Russell Lord
L. Kasimu Harris
Connie Lewis
Todd Rennie