(New Orleans, Louisiana) The tenth annual PhotoNOLA takes place December 10-13, 2015 with a broad range of photography exhibitions on display throughout December. More than 40 exhibitions will be on view, featuring work by Eliot Dudik, Aline Smithson, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, Bill Yates, and Josephine Sacabo among others. Workshops, gallery talks, film screenings, and lectures are included in the schedule. Most events are free and open to the public.
PhotoNOLA festivities begin on Thursday, December 10 with a professional development symposium, Your Work/ Your Brand, featuring Mary Virginia Swanson, designer Tom Varisco, and an industry panel discussion. That evening Tina Barney will present our Keynote Lecture at the New Orleans Museum of Art followed immediately by the PhotoGALA Benefit Party.
PhotoNOLA’s portfolio review, with an international cast of 30 curators, editors, and gallerists, takes place December 11-12. Friday evening’s PhotoWALK at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art offers the public an opportunity view the portfolios of 70 photographers from across the country, all of whom are participants in the Review Sessions.
PhotoNOLA is offering two-day intensive workshops with two internationally renowned photographers: Matt Black: Coming to Focus (Dec 9-11) and Cig Harvey: Voice into Vision (Dec11-12). On Saturday evening, photography exhibitions across the city will host opening receptions.
Sunday, December 13 is Museum Day, whereby partnering institutions host public events beginning with an exhibition walk-through with Rick Shaw, director of Pictures of the Year International, at the Old US Mint. Noted photographer Cig Harvey will present a lecture at The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Williams Research Center, and Bill Yates will lead a tour of his Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink exhibition at the Ogden Museum. High-resolution images for use in publications are available by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PhotoNOLA is an annual festival of photography in New Orleans coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with galleries, museums and other venues citywide. Events include portfolio reviews, lectures, workshops, openings and a gala. Showcasing work by photographers near and far, broad ranging photography exhibitions are on display throughout the month. PhotoNOLA draws hundreds of photography professionals to the city to partake in a variety of educational programming and reaches broadly into the local community with exhibitions and events that are largely free and open to the public. The tenth annual festival takes place December 10-13, 2015. Please visit www.photonola.org for more information.