Coinciding with the 2014 Carnival season, the New Orleans Photo Alliance will host Masquerade, a group exhibition exploring the transformative act of costuming. Featuring works by thirty-six photographers, Masquerade was juried by Aline Smithson, founder and editor of LENSCRATCH.
Around the world, costumes and masks are used for a variety of reasons, apparent in the international collection of images that were chosen for the show. “The work in Masquerade reflects a wide array of responses to the idea of new identities, from Mardi Gras confections, to theatrical characters, to Halloween and fright night ghosts and monsters,” says Aline Smithson. “The selected photographers bring a wonderful spectrum of interpretations to the exhibition, each working hard to balance a fine art sensibility and acknowledge the magical transformation of a mask for amusement, protection, or disguise.”
Masquerade will be on view from February 1 through March 30, 2014 at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, Feb 1st, from 6:00 – 9:00pm.
Selma Fernandez Richter
Liese A. Ricketts
Michelle Rogers Pritzl
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