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NOPA Seeking Entrants for $5000 Clarence John Laughlin Award

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The New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) is pleased to announce its offering of its annual $5,000 Clarence John Laughlin Award to recognize and reward a fine art photographer who is creating or has completed a significant body of photographic work.

The application deadline is Friday, July 20.

The award grants one $5,000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision. Deborah Klochko, Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, California, will serve as this year’s juror.

The award is open to emerging and established photographers who reside in the United States.

The online application process requires a portfolio of 10-20 photographs, a written statement, a bio or CV and a $25 application fee. Only one photographer will be selected to receive the $5,000 award. Finalists will be announced on August 20 and the winner on October 1.

The Clarence John Laughlin Award was instituted by NOPA in 2010 to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South.

For more information, and to submit an entry for the award, please visit the NOPA website’s Clarence John Laughlin Award page.