Orleans Photo Alliance and PhotoNOLA
announced that the public photography project The FENCE will be coming to New
Orleans. The Photoville FENCE is a
year-round public photographic project exhibited across big parks and downtown
areas across the continent. There are over 90 featured photographers annually,
with the displays bringing compelling visual stories into the public scope.
The FENCE will be opening this Saturday, November 14, at the
Lafitte Greenway Trail. The exhibit will start at the Norman Francis Parkway
and expand to Broad Street, featuring almost a quarter of a mile of
photography. Not only is it an exhibit, but it will also headline the annual PhotoNOLA photography festival. The displays
will last through the holidays and until the end of the project on February 21,
2021. It is currently being installed by Palmisano, a local construction
The exhibit spotlights a wide array of stories from both
photographic and lens-based perspectives. Themes typically follow people,
streets, creatures, nature, and food, among others, while elevating the
understanding of both big-picture and close-to-home issues.
Chosen by a panel of over 70 curators and photo experts, the
exhibit will feature the work of over 100 acclaimed national photographers,
including big names from New Orleans such as Bruce Sunpie Barnes, Jourdan
Barnes, Aria Mickenberg, Thom Bennett, William Widmer, and Patrick Niddrie. It
will surely be an opportunity for people to enjoy both the work of local
favorites and new names to drop.
The New Orleans Photo Alliance reportedly extended their
gratitude to their numerous partners who made this kind of event possible and
named Palmisano, NORD, Friends of Lafitte Greenway, Ralph and Susan Brennan,
and Photoville, as well the individual donors. These events not only expose
others to the diverse stories of photography, but bring the community together
for what seems like moving art.