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NOPA Presents Scott Dalton lecture on Friday, June 29

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The New Orleans Photo Alliance is pleased to present a lecture by Scott Dalton, winner of the 2011 Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography grant. Dalton will present his award-winning project “So Close, So Far: Daily Life and Cartel Violence in Ciudad Juárez” at the NOPA gallery on June 29, 2012 at 7 p.m.

Dalton’s project explores daily life in the border city of Ciudad Juárez, a city in the midst of a vicious cartel drug war. Averaging over 3,000 murders a year, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, has become one of the most dangerous cities on earth.

Tom Rankin, the Director of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, writes, “Scott Dalton’s images reveal the hard edges of conflict while also illuminating the eloquent textures of ordinary life. Dalton’s images suggest the sense of loss that relentless violence so firmly delivers.”

Friday, June 29, 2012
7 p.m.
New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery
1111 St. Mary Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
FREE and open to the public

About Scott Dalton 
Scott Dalton is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker based in Houston, Texas. He has spent years working throughout Latin America, including extensive coverage of Colombia, where he lived for over ten years photographing the civil conflict and drug war.

His photography has appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic, Harper’s, Time, Newsweek, Washington Post Magazine, Condé Nast Portfolio, Business Week, and The New Yorker, among other outlets.

Dalton’s documentary film, LA SIERRA, won numerous awards and has been broadcast by PBS, BBC, HBO Latino, and many other international broadcasters. Dalton has won the Houston Center of Photography Carol Crow Fellowship in 2010 as was nominated for the Santa Fe Prize in 2009.