PhotoNOLA 2010

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 2010 marks the fifth annual festival. Scheduled events will take place from Dec 2-11, with broad ranging photography exhibitions on display throughout the month.

PhotoNOLA festivities will kick off with French Quarter openings followed by a Slideluck Potshow on Thursday, Dec 2. A “Focus on Publishing” Education Day on Dec 3 will include a Mary Virginia Swanson seminar and a panel discussion with publishing industry experts. Friday evening will conclude with a lecture by Michael Kenna.

Portfolio Reviews with an international cast of curators, editors and gallerists will take place Dec 4 & 5. The Saturday evening PhotoWALK featuring review participants will offer the public a peek at 65 rising photographers from across the nation. Julia Street, Magazine Street and Central City exhibition openings will follow. The PhotoGALA Benefit Party & Auction at The Big Top will close out the night.

Exhibitions will feature work by Michael Kenna, David Halliday, Jessica Ingram, Dave Anderson, Letitia Huckaby and many others. Gallery talks, workshops, book signings, lectures and a Six Shooters panel discussion are also included in the lineup. The festival wraps on Dec 11 with second Saturday art openings in the St. Claude Arts District. Most events are free and open to the public.

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