PhotoNOLA 2009

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PhotoNOLA 2009

PhotoNOLA is an annual celebration of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with galleries, museums and photographers citywide. December 2009 marks the fourth annual festival. Scheduled events will take place from Dec 1-13, with broad ranging photography exhibitions on display throughout the month of December.

PhotoNOLA festivities will begin with a series of French Quarter openings from Dec 1-3. We are thrilled to be hosting our first Slideluck Potshow on Friday, Dec 4. Saturday Dec 5 will include a wet-plate photography demonstration at Homespace Gallery, a multi-artist book signing event at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, evening art openings and an after party at The Big Top. Sunday Dec 6 brings afternoon lectures with Linda Troeller and Casey Kelbaugh.

The PhotoGALA Benefit Party & Auction on Thursday, Dec. 10 at the New Orleans Museum of Art is not to be missed. An Education Day on Dec 11 will feature a Blurb Self-Publishing seminar followed by a Mary Virginia Swanson lecture, and will wrap with a slideshow presentation by Lauren Greenfield, sponsored by Canon. Portfolio Reviews with a national cast of curators, editors and gallerists will take place Dec 12 & 13. The Saturday evening PhotoWALK featuring review participants will offer the public a peek at 60 rising photographers from across the nation. Lower Garden District and St. Claude Arts District openings will follow.

Exhibitions will feature work by Susan Burnstine, Debbie Fleming Caffery, William Greiner, David Halliday, Louviere + Vanessa, Robert Polidori, Jonathan Traviesa, Alvaro Villela, POYi’s “Visions of Excellence,” Lori Waselchuk, Sarah Wilson and many others. Gallery talks, additional book signings and lectures and a Six Shooters panel discussion are also included in the lineup. Most events are free and open to the public.

Please join us to celebrate the art of photography, New Orleans style!

Download PhotoNOLA 2009 Brochure (2MB PDF)