CURRENTS is an annual juried exhibition, hosted by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, showcasing members of the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Featuring four to five images by each selected artist, the show gives viewers a deeper insight into each photographer’s vision and reflects an overview of contemporary photographic practices.
Alexa Dilworth, Publishing and Awards Director at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University, juried the seventh annual exhibition.
“The thirteen series that I’ve selected for this show interested me in the way they construct stories, shift perspectives, incorporate language, and speak to questions of representation separately and in conversation with each other.”
The featured artists are: Alia Ali (New Orleans, LA /Marrakech, Morocco), Keliy Anderson-Staley (Houston, TX), JT Blatty (New Orleans, LA), Francis Crisafio (Pittsburgh, PA), Benjamin Dimmitt (Fairview, NC), Matt Eich (Charlottesville, VA), Richard Max Gavrich (New Orleans, LA), Molly Lamb (Quincy, MA), Jennifer McClure (Astoria, NY), Heather Oelklaus (Colorado Springs, CO), Donna Pinckley (Little Rock, AR), Aline Smithson (Los Angeles, CA), Qian Zhao (San Francisco, CA)
CURRENTS 2015 will be on display from December 10, 2015 – January 24, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Friday, December 11 from 5 – 7pm, featuring a Jurors Talk and walk-through with Alexa Dilworth beginning at 5:30pm. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is located at 925 Camp Street, and is open Wednesday – Monday 10am-5pm, and on Thursdays evenings from 6-8pm for Ogden After Hours.
Thumbnail image by JT Blatty from the series Fish Town