UNO presents 1×3 camera exhibit, PANNAROMA

The UNO-St. Claude Gallery is presenting an exhibition of photographs made with Thomas Roma’s 1×3 camera, PANNAROMA. The exhibit began on Saturday, Dec. 4 and will run through Sunday, Jan. 2.

A reception and artists’ talk has been scheduled by the gallery for Sat., Dec. 11, 6 to 8 p.m. The event will feature a talk with New York-based photographer Thomas Roma, creator of the panoramic camera, beginning at 7 p.m.

Featured artists will include Tony Chirinos, Michael Dalton, Lee Friedlander, Stephen Hilger, Yoav Horesh, Zsolt Kadar, Richard LaBarbera, Jeffrey Ladd, Kai McBride, Anibal Pella-Woo,
Gilles Peress, Dennis Santella, Raghubir Singh, Sasha Waters Freyer, and Daniel Willner.

The Pannaroma 1×3 was created by Roma in the late 1980s at the request of photographer Lee Friedlander. “Pannaroma,” was a play on the word “panorama” and the name of Roma’s wife, Anna.

The exhibit is being held in conjunction with the PhotoNOLA 5, the fifth annual celebration of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by NOPA in partnership with local galleries, museums and photographers.

Roma is the director of the photography program and a professor of art at Columbia University. He has had worked exhibited worldwide, at museums including the Modern Museum of Art. He is a two-time Guggenheim Fellow.

The UNO St. Claude Gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. It is located at 2429 St. Claude Ave. in New Orleans. For more information, you may call the UNO Fine Arts Department at (504) 280-6493, or email curators Tony Chirinos and Stephen Hilger at pannaroma.show@gmail.com. A website

Image: Zsolt Kadar, “Karen and Sasha, NY,” 1989