“After Louisiana, nothing else is real.” Robert Penn Warren
Throughout the history of Louisiana, New Orleans has been the light at the end of the road for most travelers. Though its music, food, and festivals have made the Big Easy the ultimate destination, the highways and towns leading to New Orleans are swelled with the people and cultures that make Louisiana one of the most unique and diverse places in the world. Native American, French, Spanish, African, German, Irish, Jewish, and Italian peoples have all shaped the culture in the parishes that make up this great state.
The New Orleans Photo Alliance and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell are seeking images that depict the beauty and diversity of the great state of Louisiana. Send us your images from the highways and cities that lead to New Orleans – the landscapes and architecture, people and culture that make Louisiana so special. Selected images will be exhibited in the Grandstand at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell.
Juried By: Nick Spitzer
Producer and host of American Routes, American Public Media
Professor of American studies and anthropology, Tulane University
Adjunct research professor of anthropology and urban studies, UNO
Deadline for submissions:
Monday, March 1, 2010 midnight
Notification of acceptance:
Monday, March 8, 2010
Deadline for receiving work:
All work must be received by Saturday April 10, 2010