PhotoNOLA for 2010 brings to a close the year's run of photography festivals. This year it opens in New Orleans on December 2nd and runs through December 11th. Events include a gala, the annual Portfolio Review, a lecture by the ubiquitous Mary Virginia Swanson, as well as a large number of special exhibitions, lectures, and receptions.
The complete calendar is here. Samples of images by the folks taking part in the Portfolio Review are here.
There are lots of shows this year at area museums, galleries, and other exhibition spaces. The list of all PhotoNOLA-linked shows is here. Some include work by Southern photographers, including the wittily baroque images of Jamie Baldridge (see his image above) at Taylor Bercier Gallery, images of Mississippi by Kathleen Robbins at Du Mois Gallery, the multi-layered images of Jill Stoll at the Tulane School of Architecture, Jennifer Shaw's images of New Orleans and Katrina at the Guthrie Contemporary Gallery, and the images of Letitia Huckaby at the McKenna Museum of African-American Art.
There is lots of good work to be seen in New Orleans the week after Thanksgiving -- definitely worth checking out.