new orleans photo alliance :: photo exhibition.
“I was looking for the same kind of pictures that I look for when I am photographing. I was looking for what would move me and for what I would never tire of looking. I wanted to see a burst of life palpable on a piece of paper.”- Sylvia Plachy
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The New Orleans Photo Alliance is pleased to present “Forever Hold Your Peace,” a group exhibition on the subject of weddings, juried by Sylvia Plachy. In curating this exhibition, Plachy, a Hungarian born, New York based, world-renowned photographer, selected 31 photographs depicting the traditions, customs, symbols and the rich human tableau surrounding wedding rituals. A slideshow of 58 additional images will be featured in the exhibition. “Forever Hold Your Peace” will be on view from June 5 – July 19, 2009 at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, 1111 St. Mary St. New Orleans, LA 70130. The opening reception takes place on Saturday, June 6, from 6-9pm. Ms. Plachy will present a Gallery Talk at 7pm, where she will walk through the gallery to discuss the show and her thought process in selecting images.
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i was recently introduced to the new orleans photo alliance when i was working with momenta + the LA-SPCA in new orleans last month (more to come on that soon!) after meeting some of the members and learning about all that they do, i decided to not only join the alliance, but also enter a few images for consideration in their upcoming show: forever hold your peace. having never really shown my work or entered any type of contest or show, i was nervous, excited and overwhelmed at the idea of selecting relevant work and the prospect of seeing my images in a gallery!
i am absolutely thrilled to announce that 3 of my images were selected by the amazing sylvia plachy to be included in the show! WOOHOO!
the following images are 11 x14 chrome custom chromira prints by CHROME IMAGING, matted + framed in 16×20 black classic frames by Allen Custom Frame & Biscarr Fine Art. i can’t thank harry biscarr and his staff enough for showcasing my images so well – they looked STELLAR for the show and it was a pleasure working with them!
the launch, 11×14 custom chromira print
a perfect fit, 11×14 custom chromira print
the following image was selected to be part of the slideshow and will be displayed digitally at the exhibition:
first sight, digital slideshow image
while i will not be attending the opening reception this evening in new orleans (i have a fabulous philadelphia wedding tomorrow!) i do plan on making a trip to the big easy in the next month to visit the gallery, my friends at the la-spca and soak up some louisiana summer sunshine!
i want to thank everyone who encouraged me to enter this show, my amazing friends who helped me select the final images, and of course my outstanding couples who allowed me into their lives to document and capture these amazing moments. ashlee + paul, novak + nicole, lindsey + chris – thank you!