PhotoNOLA 2009: Portfolio Review Registration Opens Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009

Last year, I reviewed portfolios at PhotoNOLA in New Orleans, LA. It was a great time of year to be in New Orleans. The PhotoNOLA staff and volunteers created an relaxed environment to view and show work. The artists ranged from local Louisana artists to great national and international photographers. The Photo NOLA portfolio reviews registration opens on Tuesday, September 1, 2009. There is some info below about the festival and the registration info can be found on PhotoNOLA 2009 website.

About PhotoNOLA:
PhotoNOLA is an annual celebration of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with galleries, museums and photographers citywide. December 2009 marks the fourth annual festival. Most of the scheduled events will take place from Dec 3-13, with broad ranging photography exhibitions on display throughout the month of December. PhotoNOLA festivities will begin with a series of French Quarter openings on Dec 3. We are thrilled to be hosting our first Slideluck Potshow on Friday, Dec 4 at Studio 527. Saturday Dec 5 will be filled with educational offerings, art openings and an after party at The Big Top. The PhotoGALA Benefit Party & Auction on Thursday, Dec. 10 at the New Orleans Museum of Art is not to be missed. An Education Day on Dec 11 will feature a Blurb Self-Publishing seminar followed by a Mary Virginia Swanson lecture, and will wrap with a slideshow presentation by Lauren Greenfield, sponsored by Canon. Portfolio Reviews with a national cast of curators, editors and gallerists will take place December 12 & 13. The Saturday evening PhotoWALK featuring review participants will offer the public a peek at 60 rising photographers from across the nation. Exhibitions will feature work by Susan Burnstine, Debbie Fleming Caffery, William Greiner, David Halliday, Louviere + Vanessa, Robert Polidori, Jonathan Traviesa, Alvaro Villela, POYi’s “Visions of Excellence,” Sarah Wilson and many others. Gallery talks, art openings, workshops, book signings, lectures and panel discussions are also included in the lineup. Please join us to celebrate the art of photography, New Orleans style!

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