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The NOPA List: October 2016

OUR TOP PICK: Louisiana Photography Biennal Exhibition

Louisiana Photography Biennial

"Sorrel" by Frank Relle
“Sorrel” by Frank Relle
"A Day at the Beach" by Michael Elliott-Smith, 2011
“A Day at the Beach” by Michael Elliott-Smith, 2011

New Orleans Art Center | 3330 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans

Opening reception: October 8, 6:00-8:00 PM. Show runs through November 19

The Louisiana Photography Biennial Exhibition, curated by Don Marshall, features approximately 80 photographers including internationally recognized Josephine Sacabo, Frank Relle, Gus Bennett, Max Becherer, and Cedric Angeles.



Maude Schuyler Clay, “Bonnie Claire, Green Car,” (No Date), Chromogenic Print, Collection of the Artist
Maude Schuyler Clay, “Bonnie Claire, Green Car,” (No Date), Chromogenic Print, Collection of the Artist

Ogden Museum of Southern Art: 925 Camp Street, New Orleans

Maude Schuyler Clay is a fifth generation Mississippian. Clay started her color portrait series “Mississippi History” in 1975 when she acquired her first Rolleiflex 2 1/4″ camera. Over the next 25 years, the project evolved in part as an homage to Julia Margaret Cameron, a definitive pioneer of the art of photography. Clay’s expressive, allegorical portraits of her friends, family, and other Mississippians, as well as her artful approach to capturing the essence of light, are the driving forces behind her recollection of moments of family life in Mississippi in the 1980s and 90s.


"Fission" by Imani Hadden
“Fission” by Imani Hadden

Antenna | Press Street Gallery: 3718 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans

In this media-filled and product-innundated world, how often do we blindly oblige societal expectation of womanhood, beauty and identity? Refractional Presence unites five local female artists who are simultaneously well-versed in and decisively critical of cultural ideals — especially ones that force repeated modifications and destructive stereotypes onto our bodies and beings. Featured artists: Jer’Lisa Devezin, Cecilia Givens, Natori Green, Imani Hadden, and Chloe St. Etienne.

October 5, Reception KYLE ENCAR : temps & AZU ROMA : NEW INSTALLATION

Kyle Encar
Kyle Encar

Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, Loyola University New Orleans: 6363 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans

In addition to the works of Kyle Encar and Azu Roma, two artists with ties to Loyola University New Orleans, the exhibition also includes selected student works in partnership with the Danna Center Gallery student exhibition.

October 6, Opening Reception IN COLOR

Mexican Postcard, ca. 1929, hand-colored silver gelatin photograph
Mexican Postcard, ca. 1929, hand-colored silver gelatin photograph

A Gallery For Fine Photography: 241 Chartres Street, New Orleans

A Gallery for Fine Photography presents “In Color: Photographs from 1846 to 2016″, an exhibition of photographs that illustrate the history of color photography. With works from the early days of hand-colored daguerreotypes to computer generated pigment prints, this exhibition shows the many ways in which artists, inventors, and photography lovers experimented with interpretations of our color world.

Featuring a selection of color processes including hand-colored daguerreotypes and tintypes, photo chromolithographs, Cibachromes, Autochromes, Dye-transfers, Polaroids, and pigment prints, the exhibition includes early pieces by anonymous artists, as well as work by William Henry Jackson, Eduard Steichen, Helmut Newton, Harold Edgerton, Joshua Mann PailetEve Sonneman, Birney Imes, Josephine Sacabo, Joyce Tenneson, Louviere+Vanessa, Maggie Taylor, Richard Sexton, Elliott Erwitt, Harry Callahan, Herman Leonard, Jan Saudek, Jerry Uelsmann, Walter Nelson, Robert Glenn Ketchum, René Pauli, Sandy Skoglund, and Wendi Schneider.

October 7, Opening Reception
CANO Creative Space at the Myrtle Banks Building

NEW ORLEANS VOICES by the Creative Alliance of New Orleans

CANO Creative Space at the Myrtle Banks Building, 1307 Oretha Haley Blvd., New Orleans

For CANO’s presents “Voices of New Orleans” for their 2nd anniversary exhibition the Creative Space at the Myrtle Banks Building in Central City, The exhibition is comprised of work by 21 artists from the greater New Orleans area. Curated by Megan Mitchell, the work represents a range of established and emerging artists showcasing a range of work being produced today in New Orleans.



"Starfish Spectacular" by David Humphries
“Starfish Spectacular” by David Humphries

LSU Student Union Art Center: Raphael Semmes Road, Baton Rouge

In many ways, local artists are at the heart of every community. Local art can bring a community together by giving the people who live in that community personal enjoyment and intellectual stimulation while encouraging local involvement. The LSU Student Union Art Gallery presents two local artists who have co-created the summer exhibition: The David Humphreys & Aaron Hogan Photography Exhibit.

October 8, Opening Reception LIGHT LIMBS AND LOVED ONES

United Bakery Gallery: 1325 St. Bernard Avenue, New Orleans

Seven photographers interpret the theme of Light Limbs and Loved Ones. Daniel Grey, Sarah Bray Davis, Laura Clifton Byrne, Jason Kerzinski, Michelle Krivanek, Leah Floyd, and Brandi-Lea Harris

October 8 OUTGROAN presented by Mash Buhtaydusss (Brandt Vicknair/Barbie L’Hoste) 

Mash Buhtaydusss presents Outgroan
Mash Buhtaydusss presents Outgroan

Upstairs gallery at the New Orleans Art Center: 3330 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans

OUTGROAN features work that deals with innocence lost. It lives in the space where nostalgia and disappointment meet. OUTGROAN takes the revered memories of the past and strips away the romanticism with a bleak glimpse into the future. There is only now. Mash Buhtayduss is a collaboration between visual artist Barbie L’Hoste and photographer Brandt Vicknair.



Oct 8, 6:00 to 9:00 PM:  Second Saturday Art Walk at The New Orleans Community Print Shop and Darkroom, 1201 Mazant Street, New Orleans

Oct 10, 6:00-8:00 PM: Gallery Show in recognition of World Homeless Day at Propeller, 4035 Washington Avenue, New Orleans

MyNew Orleans Photo Project 2016 is designed to provide an opportunity for people affected by homelessness to share their perspectives through photography.

Through October 11: FROM MOUSS’OR TO TIGNON: THE EVOLUTION OF THE HEADRESS13744972_1045458912217120_1448410104_n

McKenna Museum of African-American Art: 2003 Carondelet Street, New Orleans

The Olaju Art Group presents the release of the latest collection of photographs by Juliana Kasumu. This portraiture series reflects on the sensationalism of head wraps worn by women of color in past and present societies. By tracing the history of this notorious fashion statement, Kasumu presents unique perspectives into the linkages between Creole women of color in New Orleans and signares in Senegal.


The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette: 710 East Sint Mary Blvd., Lafayette

“Cajun Dance Halls and Zydeco Clubs” is the combined research of two ongoing projects from John “Pudd” Sharp and Philip Gould. Sharp’s work with the Center for Louisiana Studies’ Dancehalls project showcases visual artifacts and memorabilia from the archive of the Center. Gould’s photography is drawn from his upcoming book: Ghosts of Good Times: South Louisiana Dance Halls Past and Present published by UL Press. Included in the exhibit are recent architectural images of clubs, open and closed, as well as a selection from Gould’s four-decade career documenting Louisiana. Additional archival materials from the Center for Louisiana Studies come from a variety of sources including collections by club owners, musicians, family members and patrons.

Through November 19: 29th SEPTEMBER COMPETITION

"Lost and Found" by Paul Nettles
“Lost and Found” by Paul Nettles

Alexandria Museum of Art: 933 Second Street, Alexandria, LA

The 29th September Competition is an annual juried exhibition highlighting the work of contemporary artists in all media and styles created within the past two years. 47 artworks were selected by juror Frances Pavy from over 300 international submissions. Photographer Paul Nettles took third prize with his image “Lost and Found.”


The R.W. Norton Art Gallery: 4747 Creswell Avenue, Shreveport

Thanks to photographer Lee Friedlander, who discovered Bellocq’s work in the 1960s, we have these transcendent images with which to remember the humanity of the often otherwise anonymous “soiled doves” of the fabled Storyville.


"Hollywood (Archaeological Series, Two Meter Stick)" 1975 Kenneth Josephson, Gelatin silver print, Copyright Kenneth Josephson
“Hollywood (Archaeological Series, Two Meter Stick)” 1975 Kenneth Josephson, Gelatin silver print, Copyright Kenneth Josephson

New Orleans Museum of Art: One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans

This exhibition presents a brief survey of Kenneth Josephson (American, born 1932), one of the most inventive photographers of the second half of the twentieth century.


"View of the Paris Boulevards from the First Floor of the Hôtel de Louvais, Rue de la Paix," 1843 by William Henry Fox Talbot Salted paper print from a paper negative Museum Purchase, 1977 Art Acquisition Fund Drive, 77.66
“View of the Paris Boulevards from the First Floor of the Hôtel de Louvais, Rue de la Paix,” 1843 by William Henry Fox Talbot
Salted paper print from a paper negative
Museum Purchase, 1977 Art Acquisition Fund Drive, 77.66

New Orleans Museum of Art: One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans

This exhibition of works from NOMA’s collection explores photography’s relationship to the world through a diverse selection of photographs that include obstructing elements or remind us that the photograph itself is often an obstruction to the real world.


"Girl with Pearl Earring" by E2, 2010
“Girl with Pearl Earring” by E2, 2010

The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette: 710 East Saint Mary Blvd., Lafayette

FACE TO FACE features work by twelve nationally and internationally acclaimed artists working in a variety of media, including photography. It includes Willie Birch, Douglas Bourgeois, George Dureau, Elizabeth Kleinveld & Epaul Julien, Aubrey Edwards, Deborah Luster, Rashaad Newsome, Tameka Norris, Gina Phillips, Jennifer Shaw, Jonathan Traviesa, and Heather Weathers. This exhibition of visually powerful and evocative work is accompanied by an essay in which Miami-based independent curator Jane Hart states, “During this present moment, we are increasingly witness to social unrest and an escalating violent state of affairs, both at home and abroad. These disturbing conflicts often can be attributed to a lack of understanding amongst us based upon ethnicity, race, religion and other differences. Through depictions of people created by artists, seeing our shared humanity, we can collectively come together with a greater tolerance and acceptance.”



CURRENTS 2016! NOPA members are invited to submit work for consideration in CURRENTS 2016: NOPA Members Showcase. The exhibit will open in December at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, in conjunction with the 2016 PhotoNOLA festival.

CURRENTS is an annual exhibition highlighting contemporary photographic work created by our members. The show will include work by as many as fifteen artists, featuring several images by each selected photographer. CURRENTS 2016 will open on December 8 and run through January 29, 2017. The opening reception and juror’s talk will be held on Friday, December 9. Juror: Kevin Miller, Southeast Museum of Photography. Entry Deadline: Oct 1, 2016

Portfolio: Atlanta Photography Group : deadline November 13. There is no theme but submitted images should represent a single project, idea, story, or vision. This year’s juror, Andy Adams, director of FlakPhoto and independent producer/curator/publisher, will select one body of work each from 6-8 artists for exhibition in the APG Gallery opening January 13, 2017.  APG will publish a catalog of the show and each exhibiting artist will receive a copy.

Portals: Southeast Center for Photography: deadline October 9. Juror Lori Vrba. Portals. A door or gate, an entry or opening, maybe a tunnel, a passage or connection between places, time, or dimensions.  Literal or figurative, Color or BW, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Fellowship Exhibition 2017: Houston Center for Photography. Deadline October 21. Juror Andy Adams. Two fellowship recipients will be awarded $3,000 each, a solo exhibition at HCP in the summer of 2017 and a spread in spot magazine. One Houston-based artist (residing within a 100 mile radius of Houston including the Beaumont, Galveston, and College Station areas) will receive the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship and another artist from anywhere in the world, outside the Houston area, will receive the HCP Fellowship.

Southern Landscapes: Brickworks Gallery (Atlanta, GA). Deadline November 1. Juror Elizabeth Avedon. Theme: Landscapes can refer to design, ecology, and culture. Southern landscapes depict the physical elements of the American South (hills, water, architecture, light…)as well as the cultural aspects.

WORKSHOPS, LECTURES, FILMS, ETC. (follow links for info and pricing)

September 30-October 6: Screening: The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith directed by Sara Fishko | 9:15 nightly at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center: 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans.

“Photographer W. Eugene Smith recorded 4000 hours of audio tape and took 40,000 photographs in the Jazz Loft between 1957 and 1965. Ours is the first film to make use of this archive, now housed at the Center For Creative Photography at the University of Arizona.”  WNYC review.

October 5: Zack Smith Workshop: Just Shoot Raw | 5:00-9:00 PM, 5 Press Gallery, New Orleans
October 5, 6, 7 S[x]SE Workshops presents: Oxford + Eggleston: Debbie Fleming Caffery in Oxford, Mississippi (deadline for registration was September 26th – contact S[x]SE for waitlist availability
October 7 Friday Nights at NOMA: 6:00 PM, “Something in the Way” Gallery talk with Russell Lord

Based on NOMA’s permanent collection, “Something in the Way: A Brief History of Photography and Obstruction” explores photography’s relationship to the world it records through a diverse selection of photographs that include obstructing elements or remind us that the photograph itself is often an obstruction to the real world. Russell Lord is the Freeman Family Curator of Photographs, Prints, and Drawings.

October 9: Professional Photographers of Louisiana presents Shoot, Shop, and Learn to Earn Big | 12:00-5:30 PM, Kleinpeter Photography Studio, Baton Rouge
October 11: AnnieLaurie Erickson Artist Perspective | 2nd Tuesdays @ NOPA: NOPA Gallery, 1111 St. Mary Street, New Orleans. 6:30–8:30 PM

Please join us for a special evening with Prof. AnnieLaurie Erickson in the NOPA Gallery. Erickson will discuss her creation of alternative modes of photographic production from interactive gallery installations using photography and eye tracking to the creation of images of radioactive residue from the first manmade nuclear reaction in 1942. This is thought-provoking and beautiful work from one of New Orleans’ most innovative artists.

October 12-20: New Orleans Film Festival | Various locations and screening times. NOPA is proud to partner with the NOFF to present “The Nine”  a film by photographer Katy Grannan, screening at the Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street, New Orleans: 7:45PM on Sunday, October 16 and 1:45 PM on Wednesday, October 19.

Gannan’s photographs are included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; NY; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among many others. She is also a longtime contributor to the NYT Magazine, The New Yorker, and many other important publications.

“THE NINE is a film about the beauty of those who fall by the wayside, a bittersweet country ballad that feels at time like a lost page by John Steinbeck or William Faulkner.” –NOFF

October 15: Zack Smith Workshop: Sunrise Sunset Photography | 6:00-8:00AM and 6:00-8:00PM, Crescent Park
October 22: Zack Smith Workshop: Landscape and Botanical Photography | 7:00AM-1:00PM in Piety Gardens at Crescent Park with Horticulalist Anna Timmerman
October 22-23 The Penumbra Foundation presents: New Orleans Blue: Cyanotypes with Robert Schaefer 

Robert A. Schaefer, Jr. has been working in fine art photography for over 40 years. His imagery has been greatly influenced by architecture with an MA Degree from the Technical University in Munich, Germany. Schaefer’s gelatin silver and cyanotype prints have been exhibited and are part of major collections in the US and Europe. His expertise in photography is passed on to students at New York University, and in his workshops and lectures for Penumbra/CAP.

October 24-25: Zack Smith Bromoil Workshop | 9:00AM-4:00PM, 5 Press Gallery
November 2, 3, 4, 5 S[x]SE Workshops presents: The Lowcountry with Andy Anderson