Thursday, February 19, 2009

NOPA Call For Entries

For Immediate Release
February 20, 2009

Call for Entries: Forever Hold Your Peace

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is seeking documentary, fine art, and conceptual photographs that explore the theme of weddings. Photographers are encouraged to submit images that portray or comment upon the traditions, customs, symbols and the rich human tableau surrounding wedding rituals.

Selected entries will be exhibited in the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery in June and July 2009, and will also be featured and archived on the Alliance's online galley.

Juror: Sylvia Plachy

Plachy's photo essays and portraits have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice, The New Yorker, Granta, Artforum, Fortune, and other publications. They have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Berlin, Budapest, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Paris and Tokyo.
Sylvia's book, Self Portrait with Cows Going Home, a personal history of Central Europe with photographs and text, received a Golden Light Award for best book in 2004. Her first book, Sylvia Plachy's Unguided Tour, won the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography for best publication in 1991.
Her other books are Red Light: Inside the Sex Industry with James Ridgeway and Signs & Relics and Goings On About Town: Photographs for The New Yorker . Plachy has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Lucie Award (2004). She has taught and lectured widely.

Submissions Deadline: May 4, 2009
Exhibition: June 6 - July 19, 2009

Submission is open to photographers of all levels using any photographic process. All art submitted must be original work created by the applicant.

Non-Refundable Entry Fee
Members:$25, Non-members: $35, Membership + Submission: $45 ($15 savings)

Please follow the link below to submit online and to view the submission guidelines.


The New Orleans Photo Alliance is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2006 whose mission is to encourage the understanding and appreciation of photography through exhibitions, opportunities and educational programs. PhotoNOLA is a month long celebration of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with galleries, museums and photographers citywide. The fourth annual series of events are currently being planned for December 2009.

For additional information on The New Orleans Photo Alliance please visit

New Orleans Photo Alliance
1111 St. Mary St.
NOLA 70130

New Gallery Hours:
Fri 3-6, Sat & Sun 12-4
or by appointment

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