Chronicles: Any Given Day In The Big Easy
December 8, 2018 – February 2, 2019
Opening: Saturday, Dec 8, 6-9:30pm
PhotoNOLA Reception: Saturday, Dec 15, 6-9pm
The storied city of New Orleans is steeped in history, culture, legend and reputation. Nestled
on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, the people who call this city home are a unique
breed and character. New Orleans is truly a melting pot and incubator whose final product
reaches and influences the world around it.
“Chronicles: Any Given Day In The Big Easy” combines the elements of Street Photography,
Documentary and Conceptual Art. The body of work explores everyday chance, encounters and
random incidents in this extraordinary city. The images captured for this exhibition not only
serves as a visual record but, documents their stories.
Bob Dylan famously said “Everything in New Orleans is a Good Idea.”
Michael Alford is an award winning documentary photographer/conceptual artist and educator based in New Orleans. Michael is known for capturing “defining moments” by blending and blurring the lines between documentary, editorial, reportage and fine art. His work is published and exhibited nationally.
Michael Alford was born in Seattle, WA but grew up in the American South. He spent the first half of his life serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, where he served in multiple combat and humanitarian missions. He was Louisiana’s 1st Post-Iraq War Veteran to seek and obtain a Masters Degree in Fine Art, graduating Magna Cum Lauda from Louisiana State University in 2013.