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Zack Smith's Photo Alliance Photography Grants Campaign!
by Zack Smith
We all have ideas and see stories that need be told - but we don't often have the funding to see that vision to it's fullest potential. As Grants Program Chair at the New Orleans Photo Alliance I am honored to be able to find new and effective ways to continue to help fund our amazing grants. Two of our grants include The Michael P Smith Fund for Documentary Photography and the Clarence John Laughlin Award and they both have financial needs beyond the awards given to photographers. To this date we have awarded close to $100,000 to photographers seeking to tell their stories and see their vision through. With this amazing platform from Give Nola.Org I am asking you to donate whatever you can to directly help fund the ideas and vision of the most creative and stunning visual medium we have.
Goal: $5,000.00
7% Funded

by Jennifer Shaw
PhotoNOLA is an annual festival of photography, presented by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with museums, galleries, and alternative venues citywide. Showcasing work by photographers near and far, the festival includes exhibitions, workshops, lectures, a portfolio review, and more. PhotoNOLA draws hundreds of photography professionals to the city, and reaches broadly into the local community with exhibitions and events that are largely free and open to the public.

PhotoNOLA connects and inspires our community through photography. Each December, New Orleans shines as a prime destination for photography enthusiasts and professionals in the field. The festival typically includes more than 65 exhibitions throughout the city, showcasing work by hundreds of photographers, and offers four days of programming designed to engage and educate a diverse audience.
Goal: $5,000.00
42% Funded

Cates Campaign for #Photo
by Lisa Cates
Dear Friends,
Special Notice to Visitors:
If you have every stayed on my couch, or asked me where the best place to eat in New Orleans is, or received my favorite cocktail bar crawl list, or hugged my porcelain goddess after making it only half way through the list... it's payback time! You love New Orleans because the culture is amazing and unique and you want to come back and you want to give back. If you're not making it to Jazz Fest this year, it's ok, you can still give back with your dollars through GiveNOLA Day. Please consider donating to my favorite organization, the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA), proud producers of the PhotoNOLA Festival.

If you don't fall into my guilty friend visitor category, maybe you fall into these categories: lover of photography, the photo community, education through the arts, visual arts, the Gulf States, New Orleans arts and education, or general supporter of causes. Yes!

I am a huge fan of the photography community in New Orleans. It is vibrant and wonderfully interconnected. This community has had such an impact on the Gulf Region and the New Orleans Photo Alliance is at the center of it. I'm campaigning to raise funds for NOPA which came together after Katrina to ensure photography would have a lasting place in this city. It has. In the last 12 years, NOPA has provided over $100,000 in grants to photographers and nearly 100 exhibitions in its lower garden district gallery on St Mary Street.

As the current President of the organization, I am especially interested in our education and outreach through programming and community partners. Our current exhibition "Combat Camera: The Women Behind the Lens," in partnership with the Tulane SOPA with support from the U.S. Military has been a great success. If you're in town, stop by the gallery Tuesday-Saturday noon-4pm and check out the work of these 12 impressive female combat photographers!

Your donation will also help support continuing programs like the EverydayNewOrleans project. In partnership with the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Everyday Projects, this program aims to introduce visual storytelling to underserved communities by using smartphones and Instagram.

And of course it will continue to fund a year of exhibitions, monthly member programming, PhotoNOLA Festival, UnderExposed and our grant fund program. For more information, please visit www.neworleansphotoalliance.com

Thank you!
Goal: $7,500.00
32% Funded