Inventing Reality Book Signing
December 10, 2013
Ogden Museum hosts the book launch and celebration of Inventing Reality, an anthology highlighting the work of twenty-seven contemporary New Orleans photographers, published by LUNA Press. The collection, curated by D. Eric Bookhardt, presents a vision that is both subjective and representative of a broad spectrum of techniques, providing an overview into the creative renaissance that is taking place in the city today. The book includes essays by Eric D. Bookhardt and Russell Lord.
Featuring: Gus Bennett, Jr., Lisette de Boisblanc, Lee Deigaard, Dinah DiNova, Sandra Russell Clark, E2 (Kleinveld & Julien), Ann Marye George, David C. Halliday, Kevin Kline & Bruce Schultz, Nicola Krebill, Louviere + Vanessa, Deborah Luster, Wallace Merritt, Akasha Rabut, Frank Relle, Euphus Ruth, Victoria Ryan, Josephine Sacabo, Elizabeth Shannon, Jennifer Shaw, S. Gayle Stevens & Judy Sherrod, Meg Turner and Michel Varisco.
Inventing Reality includes an introductory essay by Bookhardt detailing the rich history of photographic arts in New Orleans. The array of photographic practices featured within ranges from wet-plate collodions, orotones, photogravures, x-rays, and silver gelatins, to modern digital processes. Russell Lord writes in the book’s foreword: “It is a story about identity, tension, perception and the psychic mystery of photography in New Orleans.”