Remember the Darkroom?

Summer 2021 Juried Exhibition: Remember the Darkroom?

July 24 – September 24

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 24, 6-8 PM
New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery
7800 Oak Street, New Orleans LA

New Orleans Photo Alliance’s new Resource Center and Gallery, located at 7800 Oak Street, will be fully opened on July 19, 2021. In addition to our darkroom, the NOPA Resource Center will offer a digital lab, photography library, and lighting studio.

In celebration of the opening of our new on-site darkroom, the NOPA Resource Center presents an exhibition of darkroom photography. Remember the Darkroom? will be juried by Eddie Ralph Hebert, NOPA’s current Gallery Director. Only photographic work created by the submitter and printed in a darkroom will be accepted for this exhibition call. The deadline to submit work is Friday, June 25.

The cost of submission is $25 per three (3) works.
New Orleans Photo Alliance Members can submit three (3) works at a discounted rate of $15. Memberships begin at $35 annually.

Enter work for Remember the Darkroom?

About the juror:

“The earliest darkroom, as we know it today, was used in the first half of the 19th century. First encountering a darkroom in 1978 was an extraordinary and magical experience for me. By the 1980s, when I was employed by The University of New Orleans Audio Visual Department, photography had become part of my life.”

-Eddie Ralph Hebert, New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery Director

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Edward “Eddie” Ralph Hebert has been employed in the New Orleans Art community for over 28 years. Hebert’s educational background is in Photography, Painting and Sociology. He attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (now the NOCCA Institute) from 1977-1980 in the Visual Arts School and earned a BA in Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans in 1986. Hebert has continued to study The History of Photography, Art History, Painting and Drawing following his formal education.

Hebert was employed at A Gallery for Fine Photography from 1993 to 2020 where he served as Gallery Director. During his tenure at A Gallery, Eddie Ralph Hebert assisted in the curation of photography exhibitions for the gallery and sold photographs in New Orleans as well as art fairs in New York City, Basel, Switzerland and Paris, France. He continues to offer consultations to photographic artists through portfolio reviews.