What Is French In Louisiana? – Qu’est ce qui est Français en Louisiane?
While the region was originally colonized by France, African and Caribbean populations settled among Native Americans until the territory was sold to the United States in 1803. Since then, the State of Louisiana has been shaped by different waves of immigration from the rest of the country as well as from all over the world. This is what makes this region so special and unique!
NOPA has partnered with the French Chamber of Commerce, the Alliance Française, the French Consulate of New Orleans and The Historic New Orleans Collection to present this online exhibit for Bastille Day, on July 14th, which is celebrated each year by the French community as a turning point of the French Revolution in 1789. Our jurors for this exhibition are: multi-hyphenate, Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, Programming Manager at The Historic New Orleans Collection, Amanda McFillen and French born artist, Simon of New Orleans.
We invite you to share photographically the forms French culture takes in the State of Louisiana. Photographers of all levels are welcome to submit and sponsors have generously donated French-related prizes to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize winners, as well as a Honorable Mention prize.
July 6: Entry Deadline July 11, accepted Works notification July 14, Online exhibition opens