Portfolio Review Sold Out

Wow! We are pleased and amazed to announce the the 2014 PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review is now full.

If you wanted to register but missed it please sign up for the waiting list, and/or consider coming down for all the other great events – workshops & lectures & shows.

Thanks so much! We can’t wait to see you all in December~

PhotoWALK at the Ogden Museum, PhotoNOLA 2013  (c) Samuel Portera

PhotoWALK at the Ogden Museum, PhotoNOLA 2013 (c) Samuel Portera

Review Registration Opens Sept 4th

Portfolio Review, PhotoNOLA 2013 (c)Samuel Portera

Portfolio Review, PhotoNOLA 2013 (c)Samuel Portera

There’s a great lineup of reviewers joining us for the PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review, which will take place on Dec 5 & 6, 2014.

Review registration will open on Thursday, September 4th at 10am Central Standard Time. Limited to 70 photographers, it will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Don’t miss out!

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Call for Entries: The Perpetual Instant

To celebrate the instant photograph the New Orleans Photo Alliance, in partnership with Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, is seeking work created utilizing instant materials for an exhibition at the Zeitgeist gallery during PhotoNOLA 2014.

Grant Hamilton - Spectrum

Grant Hamilton – Spectrum

The juror is Grant Hamilton, director of TIME ZERO, a film about the demise of Polaroid and the resurgence of instant photography via The Impossible Project.

The exhibition will be on display November 30, 2014 – January 25, 2015, with an opening reception on Saturday, Dec 6. During the run of the exhibition Zeitgeist will screen Mr. Hamilton’s film and there will be a workshop showcasing the new Impossible Instant Lab.

Submission deadline: October 5, 2014
Enter here.

About the Juror
Grant Hamilton received his BFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. His film ‘TIME ZERO’ has screened at SilverDOCS festival, Manhattan Film Festival, DOC NYC and others. It received best Documentary prize at both Vision Fest 12 and The Palo Alto Int’l Film Festival.

Questions? Contact Thom Bennett at 51deardorff@gmail.com

Call for Entries: The Blue Library

TheBlueLibraryIn the 17th and 18th century, printed books dropped in price and the chapbook rose in popularity. Today there is a similar rise with the affordability of great, inexpensive color photobook printing. The Blue Library celebrates the current renaissance of cheaply printed, high quality photobooks. The exhibition will run from December 1, 2014 to January 3, 2015 at Press Street’s Antenna Gallery Reading Room 220 in New Orleans, LA. The exhibition takes place during PhotoNola and Prospect.3 will be in full swing.

To be considered for the exhibition, photographers are invited to design a chapbook using Blurb/MagCloud. The book must be designed with a MagCloud template ready-to-print. The book must be less than 40 pages and be the 5.25″x8.25″ or 8.25″x5.25″ format. The subject matter is open- traditionally chapbooks cover all subject matter from religious to romance to debauchery.

Tammy Mercure and a team will select at least 30 chapbooks to print and display. The chosen books will be exhibited and then put in the collection at Room 220. In addition, a set will sent to the Indie Photobook Library. There will also be an opportunity to sell copies of your book if you desire.

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2014.

Submissions are open to all photographers and photo-based artists. You must own copyright to the photographs included or in the case of found photographs follow the generally accepted idea of fair use for art. We’d love exclusive chapbooks, but you may re-work one of your books in this format if you wish.

Submissions must ready to print using Magcloud Digest 5.25? x8.25? or Digest 8.25?x 5.25?. Magcloud makes easy to use templates for InDesign, Quark XPress, Microsoft Word, Pages, Photoshop, and Aperture.

Submissions must be 40 pages or less.

There is no fee to enter.

Please see submission guidelines for more information.

Questions? info@thebluelibrary.com

PhotoNOLA Seeks Volunteer Coordinator

PhotoNOLA is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator to facilitate volunteer opportunities related to the ninth annual PhotoNOLA festival. The ideal candidate should have strong organizational and communication skills, an enthusiastic demeanor, and the ability to attend monthly committee meetings, work with committee chairs to identify volunteer needs, and communicate with volunteers to assign and oversee duties. A working knowledge of Google spreadsheets is required, and facility with any other volunteer organizing platforms is a plus. Responsibilities are most intense in early December, but will require attention from September through January.

Zack Smith, Gala at NOMA, PhotoNOLA 2013  (c) Samuel Portera

Zack Smith & raffle volunteers, Gala at NOMA, 2013 (c) Samuel Portera

PhotoNOLA is a volunteer run festival, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with museums, galleries, and alternative venues citywide. This unpaid position offers the chance to get involved with and make connections within our vibrant photo community. Interested parties should email a resume and a letter of intent to Jennifer Shaw at info@photonola.org.

Approaching Deadline: Clarence John Laughlin Award

Submissions for NOPA’s fifth annual Clarence John Laughlin Award close on Monday, August 25th.

Clarence John Laughlin - A Dream of Pearls, 1940-41

Clarence John Laughlin – A Dream of Pearls, 1940-41

The Clarence John Laughlin Award was instituted by the New Orleans Photo Alliance 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. The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision. Del Zogg, the manager of Works on Paper & Photography Collections at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX, is the juror.

The award is open to emerging and established photographers who reside in the U.S. The online application process requires a portfolio of 10-20 photographs, a written statement, a bio or CV, and a $25 application fee. NOPA will accept applications through August 25, 2014.

More information can be found here.
Application guidelines can be found here.
Submissions can be entered here.

About the Juror:
Del Zogg has held the position of Manager, Works on Paper & Photography Collections and Study Center at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston since 2002. The MFAH has a photography collection of over 30,000 images dating from 1840 to the present day. Prior to moving to Houston, Mr. Zogg worked for over 21 years at the George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film in Rochester, NY. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Master’s degree from Syracuse University.

Mr. Zogg has curated several exhibitions for the George Eastman House and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He has participated in several FotoFest biennial events as a reviewer. He has also participated in portfolio reviews for the Houston Center for Photography, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, PhotoNOLA, and Photolucida’s Critical Mass.

Call for Entries: CURRENTS 2014

Terri Garland - Jena, LA (exhibited in CURRENTS 2013)

Terri Garland – Jena, LA (exhibited in CURRENTS 2013)

CURRENTS 2014: NOPA Members Showcase

New Orleans Photo Alliance members are invited to submit work for consideration in CURRENTS 2014: NOPA Members Showcase. The exhibit will open in December at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, in connection with the 2014 PhotoNOLA festival.

This annual exhibition was created to showcase contemporary photographic work created by NOPA members. The 2014 show will include work by as many as fifteen Alliance members, featuring several images by each selected photographer.

CURRENTS 2014 will open on December 4 and run through January 5, 2015. The opening reception will be held on Friday, December 5.

Juror: Roy Flukinger, Senior Research Curator of Photography
Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Entry Deadline: Sept 15, 2014

Eligibility: Submission is open to all current members of the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Applicants may join at time of entry.

Submission Fee: $25
Submission Fee + NOPA Membership: $60
Enter Here

About the Juror:
ROY FLUKINGER is the Senior Research Curator of Photography at the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin, where he has served as a curator since 1977. He publishes, lectures, produces exhibitions, and serves as a chief resource individual for the Photography Department, which holds some five million images. He also teaches, serves on numerous boards, and serves as a juror, consultant and reviewer for many art and photography organizations and institutions.

Mr. Flukinger holds degrees from Tulane University and The University of Texas at Austin. He has taught as an Adjunct Lecturer and Assistant Professor at UT and other institutions of higher learning. He has published and lectured extensively in the fields of regional, cultural, and contemporary photography and the history of art and photography, and has produced or participated in nearly eighty exhibitions. His recent publications include: The Gernsheim Collection, Windows of Light, and Photography: The First 150 Years.

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Call for PhotoNOLA 2014 Exhibitions

The 9th annual PhotoNOLA festival will take place Dec. 4 – 7, 2014 in the city of New Orleans. We are currently seeking to establish exhibitions for the upcoming event!

Gerry Yaum exhibition at Zeigeist, PhotoNOLA 2013 (c)Thom Bennett

Gerry Yaum exhibition at Zeigeist, PhotoNOLA 2013 (c)Thom Bennett

Artists Seeking Venues

This form is for photographers interested in showing work in New Orleans this December, in conjunction with the festival. Deadline August 1, 2014.

Venues Seeking Artists
This form is for venues interested in hosting a photography exhibition this December, in conjunction with the festival. Deadline August 1, 2014.

Exhibitions Listing Form
This form is for already established exhibitions that will be showcasing photography during the festival and wish to be included in this year’s festival guide. Deadline August 15, 2014.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the festival, please share and complete the appropriate form by August 1 if seeking a pairing, and NO LATER THAN AUG. 15, 2014 for completed exhibitions listings.

Please contact Mallory Taylor, PhotoNOLA Exhibitions Coordinator:

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PhotoNOLA 2014 – Save the Dates!

The PhotoNOLA 2014 festival will take place December 4-7, 2014.

Portfolio Reviews will take place on Friday, Dec 5 + Saturday, Dec 6, book-ended by our Education Day, Keynote & Gala on Thursday, Dec 4, and another fabulous Museum Day on Sunday, Dec 7.

We are delighted to be working with the International House Hotel again as our home base for the Portfolio Reviews. Group rates will be the same as last year.

We plan to announce the list of reviewers by August 1st, and open review registration on Thursday, September 4th (10am Central Time).

Updated exhibitions listings forms are coming soon.

Image credit: Bootsy Holler PhotoWALK at the Ogden Museum, 2013

Ogden Exhibition: Into the Light II

Roland L. Freeman - Shopping on Gay Street, East Baltimore, MD

Roland L. Freeman – Shopping on Gay Street, East Baltimore, MD

This exhibition will highlight many rare and previously unseen photographs from the Ogden Museum’s permanent collection, featuring 32 photographs dating from 1864 to the present. Included will be works by: Shelby Lee Adams, William Christenberry, George Dureau, William Eggleston, Birney Imes, Roland L. Freeman, Marion Post Wolcott, and many others.

March 20 – October 12, 2014
Opening Reception: March 20, 2014, 6-8pm
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
[Gallery 403]

Curator of Photography, Richard McCabe, will be in the gallery during the opening on Thursday night to welcome visitors and answer questions.

Featured image:
Roland L. Freeman – Shopping on Gay Street, East Baltimore, MD
Gelatin Silver Print
Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art