NOPA presents: CATALYST

Thomas Pearson – “Sarah”

New Orleans Photo Alliance Presents:
CATALYST

August 29, 2015 to November 15, 2015
Public Reception: September 5, 2015, 6-9pm

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is proud to present Catalyst, a juried exhibition featuring the work of 18 photographers from across the United States. Juried by Alan F. Rothschild, director of The Do Good Fund, Catalystcommemorates the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and focuses on themes of rebirth, rejuvenation, and transformation, celebrating the cultural vibrancy of post-Katrina New Orleans and the the idea that prolific creation can come from destruction.

Artists selected for the exhibition are:
Muffin Bernstein, Nicholas Fedak II, Terri Garland, Alison Gootee, Carol Guzy, Camille Lenain, Charles Lovell, Claire Mallet, Samantha Melfi, Caroyn Metzler, David Rae Morris, Eric Nunez, Thomas Pearson, Jared Ragland, Rebecca Rau, Karel Sloane-Boekbinder, Leona Strassberg Steiner, Mary Lou Uttermohlen.

The exhibition opens in the NOPA Gallery, 1111 St. Mary St., on Saturday, August 29, 2015 and will run through November 15th. An artist’s reception is scheduled for September 5th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Artists and the juror will be in attendance.

Rebecca Rau – “Family Album”

About the Juror:
Alan F. Rothschild, Jr, is Director of The Do Good Fund. The Do Good Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Columbus, Georgia. Since its founding in 2012, the Fund has focused on building a museum-quality collection of contemporary Southern photography, including works by emerging photographers. Do Good’s mission is to make its collection broadly accessible through regional museums, nonprofit galleries and nontraditional venues, and to encourage complimentary, community-based programming to accompany each exhibition.

About The New Orleans Photo Alliance:
The New Orleans Photo Alliance (www.neworleansphotoalliance.org) is comprised of a diverse group of photographers who joined forces in 2006 to create unity and opportunity for photographers in the Gulf South. It is a volunteer run 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which currently includes more than 300 members from across Louisiana and the United States. Since its inception, the New Orleans Photo Alliance has sponsored numerous photographic exhibitions, workshops, and educational programs including PhotoNOLA, the annual photography festival in New Orleans. NOPA administers two $5000 annual awards, The Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography and the Clarence John Laughlin Award.