The Clarence John Laughlin Award was developed by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in 2010 to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression.
This award honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South.
Among ten finalists chosen by juror Carol McCusker are three Southern photographers and seven other folks who are fine photographers but are Not From Around Here.
The Southern photographers on McCusker's list are (1)Mississippi-based photographer Jamie Johnson (see image above)
(2) Mississippi-based photographer Don Norris (see image above)
and (3) Atlanta-based photographer Dorothy O'Conner (see image above).
The recipient of the Clarence John Laughlin Award for 2015 will be announced on October 15th.