Sugar community of Iberia Parish focus of Armentor exhibit

Photographs from NOPA member David Armentor that focus on Iberia Parish, La.’s once-vibrant sugar-producing community are currently on exhibit at the Cole Pratt Gallery, located at 3800 Magazine Street in Uptown New Orleans. The exhibit began on Tuesday, Nov. 29 and will run through Saturday, Dec. 31.

The gallery will host an opening reception for the exhibit, “The Sugar Mill Sessions,” on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The gallery describes “The Sugar Mill Sessions” as Armentor’s attempt to provide a contemporary view of the local sugar-producing industry in Iberia Parish by documenting the work at three mills during harvest seasons, as well as by shadowing a  family of sugar cane growers whose roots in the sugar community are seven generations deep.

The exhibit is being held in conjunction with the sixth annual PhotoNOLA, New Orleans’ festival of photography, an event coordinated by the Photo Alliance, in association with galleries, museums and photographers citywide.

The Cole Pratt Gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  A preview of the Armentor exhibit can be found at the gallery website.

Image: “Smoke Stacks, Cajun Mill, 2004,” by David Armentor.