Collect + Support
In 2013 PhotoNOLA established the Collectors Club series as a fundraising initiative with a mission to encourage collecting. Through this program we offer the public an opportunity to collect works by great contemporary photographers at an accessible price point. All proceeds support the programming initiatives of PhotoNOLA, a volunteer-run photography festival.
Each year we partner with a photographer to create a limited edition print. The editions of 100 (plus five artist proofs) are beautifully crafted archival pigment prints on 10×12” hot press, 100% cotton rag paper. Each print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Ben Depp is an artist and National Geographic Explorer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Much of Ben’s work has centered around environmental issues and his environmental photography has been funded by the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, the Ford Foundation, and the National Geographic Society.
In 2014, Depp began making aerial images by powered paraglider, which allows for hours of exploration, a low flight path and the time-intensive search for surprising compositions. He learned to pilot a powered paraglider for his ongoing work documenting wetland loss and coastal erosion in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. This work has been shown at A Gallery for Fine Photography, Claire Elizabeth Gallery, Ann Connelly Fine Art, the Louisiana State Museum, and twice at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The project was a 2017 Communication Arts Annual winner, and was published by Smithsonian Magazine, the Sierra Club, Audubon, Scientific American, Photography Forum and National Geographic.
Depp completed an artist-in-residence at Court 13 Arts, where he built a wood sailboat to replace the worn antique wood boat he used to access remote parts of South Louisiana which are too remote to fly to.
- Tide Lines, New Orleans Photo Alliance, solo exhibition, 2023
- Ben Depp, Walter Anderson Museum, solo exhibition, 2023
- Ben Depp and Mia Kaplan, Ann Connelly Gallery, group exhibition, 2023
- Knowing Who We Are, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, group exhibition, 2023
- Tide Lines, Claire Elizabeth Gallery, solo exhibition, 2023
- Louisiana Contemporary, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, group exhibition, 2022
- Imaginal Stage, A Gallery for Fine Photography, solo exhibition, 2022
- Tide Lines, Southeast Center for Photography, solo exhibition, 2021
- Louisiana Contemporary, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, group exhibition, 2019
- Louisiana from Above, Louisiana State Museum, solo show, 2019
- Tide Lines, A Gallery for Fine Photography, solo show, 2018
- Currents, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, group exhibition, 2017
- Bayou’s End, A Gallery for Fine Photography, solo show, 2017
- Canadian Museum for Human Rights, group exhibition, 2013
- NIU Anthropology Museum, group exhibition, 2013
- BD Photography Award, Look 3 Festival of the Photograph, group exhibition, 2011
- Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans
Wendi Schneider, Picotee Begonia, 2016, Available Soon. Place your order today!
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Timothy Duffy is a renowned photographer and founder of the Music Maker Relief Foundation. Timothy has been recording and photographing traditional artists in the South since the age of 16, when he became interested in ethnomusicology. After earning a BA from Friends World College and MA from the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Timothy and his wife Denise founded Music Maker Relief Foundation in 1994 to assist traditional musicians in need. The archival pigment print, Freeman’s Hands features an image size of 7×7 on 12×10 paper. Read more here.
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Natasha Sanchez is a New Orleans-based photographer who uses found natural objects and sunlight to create lumen prints on expired photo paper. “The technique we now know as the lumen print process has its origins in photography’s earliest experiments,” Sanchez writes.” One aspect of this process I truly love is that each print is a unique impression of natural elements, of light. The archival pigment print, Northern Camellia features an image size on 10×12” paper. Read more here.
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Tell my feet I made it Home, 2019 by Gus Bennett
Gus Bennett is a New Orleans-based photographer whose work is about community and collaboration. Tell my feet I made it Home is from a project he began after evacuating for Hurricane Katrina. Feet became a focal point for telling the story of his evacuation. Once back home, Bennett began to document feet dancing in the streets at New Orleans. The archival pigment print features an 7×9” image size on 10×12” paper. Read more here.
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Smoking Log, 2014 by Jane Fulton Alt
Jane Fulton Alt is an award-winning photographer who explores universal issues of humanity and the non-material world. Smoking Log is a new addition to her long-term series, The Burn, and is offered for the first time in this exclusive edition for PhotoNOLA. The archival pigment print features an 8×8” image size on 12×10” paper. Read more here.
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Spiral Staircase, Charbonnet House, 2006 by Richard Sexton
Richard Sexton is a fine art and media photographer whose work has been published and exhibited worldwide. Spiral Staircase, Charbonnet House is from his series, Creole World, which was published as a book in 2014. The edition is an archival pigment print, featuring an 8×8” image size on 12×10” paper. Read more here.
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Blow, 2011 by S. Gayle Stevens
S. Gayle Stevens is known for creating elegant and ephemeral images using antiquarian processes. Blow is from her Calligraphy series, which features plant and animal specimens collected on walks near her home and on travels. The work intertwines two concepts: beautiful line drawings and the memento mori, capturing, in the artist’s own words, “shadows of what was.” The original is a wet plate collodion tintype. This archival pigment print edition features a 7×7” image size on 12×10” paper. Read more here.
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Aline Smithson is an award-winning California-based photographer whose work is published and exhibited internationally. Desert Suitcase, from her recent series Due West, is a nod to those who move west in search of the promised land. The edition is an archival pigment print, featuring an 8×8” image size on 12×10” paper. Read more here.
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David Halliday is renowned for depicting elegance in simplicity, beauty in the mundane, and the brilliant vitality of the people, places, and objects that he encounters on a daily basis. This previously unreleased still life was created exclusively for supporters of PhotoNOLA. The edition is an archival pigment print, featuring a 7×9” image size on 10×12” paper. Read more here.
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Josephine Sacabo is an internationally renowned artist, who divides her time between New Orleans and Mexico. Both places inform her work, resulting in imagery that is dreamlike, surreal, and romantic. Las Estrellas is drawn from Sacabo’s Nocturnes series, wherein the artist imagines the world as seen by the moon. The original is a solarized image printed on photogravure. This archival pigment print edition was created exclusively to support PhotoNOLA, and features a 9×7” image size on 12×10” paper. Read more here.
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