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Call for Entries: WoRK

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‘It’s a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can’t eat for eight hours; he can’t drink for eight hours; he can’t make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work.’–William Faulkner

There are a relatively few topics we can all relate to, the big ones being birth and death. But what happens in-between, for most of us, is the process of living, of getting by, of succeeding, of toil, and of searching. Work could be your job, your 9-5, it could be someone else’s, or it could be the absence of employment, an affliction all too common in this day and age. Work is what we do to feed us physically, emotionally, mentally. Chasing dreams or dollars, show us your WoRK.

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is seeking images that depict the daily drudgery, struggle, joy, and determinism in the life of the human being.

**’WoRK’ will have a sister-show in Lawrence, KS at the Lawrence Percolator. Both shows will focus on the same subject, but utilize different mediums. Receptions will be linked up via web-cam.**

Andy Adams is the Editor / Publisher of, a contemporary photography website that celebrates the culture of image-making by promoting the discovery of artists from around the world. An online art space + photography publication, the site provides opportunities for a global community of artists and photo organizations to share new series work, book projects, and gallery exhibitions with a web-based photography audience.

Recent features include 3030 Press’ New Photography in China, Humble Arts Foundation’s 31 Under 31: Young Women in Art Photography, Hamburger Eyes Photo Magazine’s Inside Burgerworld, the Photographic Resource Center’s EXPOSURE: The Annual PRC Juried Exhibition, Big City Press’ Hijacked, Volume One: Australia & America, Center’s Review Santa Fe 2009, David Wright + Ethan Jones’ Pause to Begin, the Center for Fine Art Photography’s 2009 International Exhibition, Blurb’s Photography.Book.Now, and the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward: Emerging Photographers 2009.
Exhibition Timeline
August 30 – Submissions deadline
September 8 – Notification of acceptance
September 25 – Accepted works due
October 2 – Soft Opening
October 24 – Opening in conjunction with Lawrence, KS show of same theme.
November 21 – Exhibition closes

Submission guidelines and online application form here:

Entry Fee:
NOPA Members: $25
Non-members: $35
Membership + Submission: $60


New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery – 1111 St. Mary St., New Orleans, LA 70130