Broken Land|Still Lives
NOPA presents a solo exhibition by Eliot Dudik, winner of the PhotoNOLA 2014 Review Prize, featuring selections from two bodies of work, in which Dudik documents Civil War battlegrounds and historic reenactments, exploring the connection between culture, landscape, memory, and politics. Broken Land was most recently published as a feature in the July/August 2015 issue of Smithsonian Magazine. FLASH FORWARD 2015 chose the series for publication and exhibition in Toronto and Boston. More info Image: Eliot Dudik – Ian Dillinger, 16th SC, Died 45 times, sometimes dies twice in battle
NOPA Welcomes New Education Chair
We want to welcome Jennifer Potts as NOPA’s new Education Chair! Jennifer has taught art and photography for the past nine years, of which the past three were at the International School of Louisiana. There she taught art to grades K-3 and digital photography to grades 6-8 with a focus on multicultural education, self expression and visual literacy. Previously, she was the Education Outreach Coordinator at the Ogden Museum which involved community outreach, grant writing and program development in addition to docent training, museum education,and organizing and facilitating summer camps and the Teen Docent Program. At the Ogden, she also created and instructed the Digital Photography Summer Camp for high school students.
Jennifer has created and implemented many photography curriculums for non-profits and museums that explore visual culture, the power of images and photography as a means of self expression, empowerment and social justice. She stresses that learning the fundamentals of photography, exploring other photographers, and delving into the history of photography and how it has evolved really opens the door for students to access their creative voice. Jennifer knows that photography is an accessible, relevant and exciting medium for students to explore.
For her own work, she has been delving into food photography and starting some freelance work with local restaurants as well as shooting medium format film.
PhotoNOLA Collectors Club Print
NOPA presents “Desert Suitcase” by Aline Smithson as our 2015 Collectors Club Print.The image, from her recent series Due West, is a nod to those who move west in search of the promised land. Smithson is an award-winning California-based photographer whose work is published & exhibited internationally. The edition is a museum quality archival pigment print featuring an 8″×8″ image size on 12″×10″ hot press, cotton rag paper, signed & numbered by the artist. Limited to 100 prints (plus five artists proofs), all proceeds support PhotoNOLA programming. The PhotoNOLA Collectors Club series is a fundraising initiative to encourage collecting and offers patrons an opportunity to own works by renowned contemporary photographers at a very accessible price point – $100 plus shipping. PURCHASE NOW
Stumbling Into Desire
Hiram Ed Taylor:
This hands-on workshop is a six hour intensive class and shooting session with official French Quarter Festival photographer Zack Smith. Learn the tips and tricks to photographing musicians, food, and the New Orleans culture as it pertains to the festival in and around the historic French Quarter. The workshop is located one block from the Quarter and the two main stages of the festival. We will have some in-class instruction and image critique with plenty of walking and shooting, and an online gallery to feature your best photos from the festival. ENROLL NOW
Golden: Photographs by
February 11 – March 10, 2016
The Photography of
The Exhibition, a collection of large-format photographs of food taken by Nathan Myhrvold and his team at Modernist Cuisine, will illuminate the fascinating, accessible science at work every day in our kitchens. Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking and Modernist Cuisine at Home, both coauthored and published by Myhrvold, won recognition from critics and readers alike for their innovative and engaging photography. Now the creators of these award-winning books have combed through their library of more than 500,000 photographs and identified over 45 of their best images – many of them new or previously unpublished – to display for the exhibit.
Roman Alokhin: Queen Selma
Front Gallery: Through February 14, 2016
Back Gallery: February 18 – April 10
Scott Edwards Gallery
This exhibition contains 27 black and white limited edition 16×20 gelatin silver prints taken between 2008 (Obama’s election) and 2015 (50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday March of 1965) in Selma, AL.
Inspired by photography’s inextricable relationship with time, this selection of pictures from the museum’s permanent collection invites an intimate reflection on the concept of time and our place within it. Image: Abstraction, ca. 1978, Tom McNease, Gelatin silver print with chemical manipulation
This year we are bringing back our popular Push Pin show – and in a new format! Digital Push Pin is a one-night-only exhibition of Members work projected on the walls of the NOPA Gallery. To have your work included, please submit 5-10 images in the following format:
• Jpegs sized to fit 1777 x 1000 @ 150dpi. (To display your image uncropped, make the HEIGHT 1000 px. Your image will be displayed with black borders)
Not a NOPA member? Membership lapsed? Simply join or re-up before submitting your files.
CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER NEW ORLEANS
Artists who live, show work, or have held an artist residency (during the 2015 calendar year) in New Orleans or the surrounding region (within 200 miles of New Orleans city limits) are eligible to apply. As we begin our commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the CAC, this exhibition also serves as a formal meditation on the concept of Anarchitecture, an elision of the words architecture and anarchy. We invite work that explores:
The Fence: 5th Annual Edition
THE FENCE is a year-long, large-scale outdoor photographic exhibition series, with an annual audience of more than 3 million visitors. There are 6 thematic categories you may choose to submit to, as part of THE FENCE 2016: “Creatures“, “Home“, “People“, “Play“, “Streets“, and our newest category, “Nature.” SUBMIT NOW
GALERIA PHOTO/GRAPHIC (Mexico)
TO APPLY: Email 1-5 images to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line: “Photo/Graphic Exhibition”)
The Spirit of Carrollton 2016 Photo Contest
Presented by Nix Public Library, Carrollton Area Network (CAN) & The Office of Council Member Susan Guidry, this contest seeks images that capture “The Spirit of Carrollton”. Entries must have been taken in greater Carrollton area [from Orleans Parish line (West) to Calhoun St (East); from I 10 Interstate (North) to Mississippi River (South)]. Awards will be given in the following categories: Best in Show; Natural beauty and vistas such as parks, trees, gardens, green space; Art/architecture/landmarks; People working, playing, enjoying, and/or enriching our community; Everybody loves animals; Streetscapes.
All amateur photographers are invited to submit entries. No entry fee. The winning photographs will be displayed at Nix Public Library, in various Carrollton locations, and online. All awards will be donated from neighborhood businesses TBA. Rules and Entry Information
The Americana Music Triangle is home to music’s greatest story: nine original genres of music born in one tiny, mystical slice of the globe. Fifteen hundred miles of highway. From the moon, it’s just a triangle. But this tiny sliver of the Southeastern United States left its permanent mark on the world as the birthplace of Jazz, Blues, Country, Rock ‘N’ Roll, R&B/Soul, Gospel, Southern Gospel, Cajun/Zydeco and Bluegrass music. The Americana Music Triangle is overflowing with the stories and songs, legends and landmarks, struggles and triumphs that created the country’s most powerful cultural export: the music that is heard all over the world.
In honor of the ten year anniversary of the New Orleans Photo Alliance, this juried photography exhibit will depict images of New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville and all of the small towns, juke joints, back roads, honky tonks and dance halls in between. The New Orleans Photo Alliance will premiere this traveling exhibit at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, before making the Americana Music Triangle route. The exhibition will be juried by Sacha Lecca, the Deputy Photo Editor at Rolling Stone Magazine. Sacha has over 20 years experience in magazine publishing, including stints at Newsweek, CMP Media, and Rolling Stone. Call for entries will go live on February 15. STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS!
Andrew Feiler describes himself as a management consultant and fifth generation Georgian who facilitates strategic planning with non-profit and for-profit clients. (Portrait by Paul Perdue)
He grew up in Savannah attending a private school from K-12. His parents were both outspoken liberals in the third oldest Jewish congregation in America known as Mikve Israel where his mother became the first female president. His father wrote his college thesis on affordable housing models, and then moved to Savannah in 1959, went into business with Andrew’s grandfather and proceeded to build the Feiler Park development, which exists to this day.
His mother was an arts educator who engaged her son from an early age in finger paints and other media while explaining about color, light, focal point, etc. His early influences in art were Edward Hopper for his use of light, Picasso for his formalism and structure and Louise Nevelson for her use of the monochromatic. Andrew began experimenting with photography in middle school using a Kodak Instamatic Camera; his parents were supportive of his early efforts and even framed one of his instamatic images.
Andrew spent many years traveling and educating himself around the world, completing a graduate degree in American History from Oxford University and an MBA from Stanford. He also photographed 61 countries before returning to Atlanta to live in 1995. READ MORE ON THE BLOG
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