There is no festival pass to purchase, just come on down and join us! Many events are free and open to the public. Advance registration is recommended for portfolio reviews (which sell out quickly), workshops, and the keynote lecture & gala.
We’re pleased to have the International House as our host hotel. IHH is a locally owned and operated boutique hotel located two blocks from the French Quarter. They offer festival attendees a special PhotoNOLA group rate. Reserve rooms early for best availability.
The closest airport to New Orleans is The Louis Armstrong International Airport and most major airlines fly into NOLA. We recommend making your travel arrangements as soon as possible to ensure a decent fare and opportunity to arrive in time for all the festivities.
Upon arriving, you may purchase a round trip ticket on the Airport Shuttle for $38, or take a taxi for $36 one way. There is a queue outside of baggage claim to catch a fare.
Below are some taxi numbers for getting around once inside the city.
• United Cabs, 504-522-9771
• American Taxi, 504-299-0386
• White Fleet, 504-822-3800
• Checker Cab, 504-207-7777
Uber and Lyft are also available in New Orleans.
Current parking meter hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 8:00am to 7:00pm. The meters accept coins, cash, debit and credit card payments.
For the longer term, most hotels offer valet parking, and there are many downtown parking lots. New Orleans Parking Finder search engine offers prices, locations and details to help find one that suits your needs.
To enhance your exploration of the PhotoNOLA exhibitions and keep track of events, download our free festival app, available for iPhone and Android. If you don’t have a smart phone the Web App version can be used on any device with a browser, i.e. Windows Phone, BlackBerry, laptops.