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Last May, Aubrey had exness the opportunity to shoot the Spring 2015 Menswear catalog for Volcom. The company sent two sponsored skateboarders, one surfer and one snowboarder to New Orleans for the environment-based shoot. They had a blast…to say the least. View the pdf of the catalog here

NEWS: ELENA

Three of Elena’s Polaroids were recently selected as part of a small works show in Tieton, Washington.  The exhibition 10x10x10 is hosted by Mighty Tieton, a self described “incubator for artisan businesses”.   All forms of visual art will be featured, none of which exceeds 10 inches in any direction.  The show will run through October 11 with an opening reception on August 9th.

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outing: August 9th

Brooklyn's Leah Devun will be exhibiting work from her series “Lead and Follow” at The Front Gallery, 4100 St. Claude Ave. Hit exness register up the opening during second Saturday August 9th, on view until September 7th. 

“My grandmother became a competitive ballroom dancer twenty years ago, when she was in her seventies, long after most people give up on finding new passions. Through her I discovered a network of women in middle age and beyond who devote their free time to dance competitions across the United States. I visited parties held in dance studios and clubhouses, as well as a large competition in a hotel multipurpose room in Baton Rouge, where I photographed this group of women. Some of the women I met were lifelong dancers; others had taken up the challenge more recently. Rigorously rehearsed and exquisitely dressed, the dancers pictured here are athletes, artists, and – clearly – fashionistas.” Read more here.

NEWS: ARIYA

One of Ariya’s videos has been selected for the CAC’s Mark Of the Feminine exhibition.  The show will feature selected works from female and female-identifying visual artists of New Orleans.  The opening reception will be held in conjunction with White Linen Night on August 2nd, so go check out what the talented ladies of this city have been up to! Congratulations Ariya!

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News: Aubrey

Aubrey recently joined a slew of amazing folks as contributing editor to Austin-based Transgressor Magazine. Issue Number 4 just came out, her piece Everything Looks Like a Punk Show, was created collaboratively with writer/artist Clark Allen and three members of the New Orleans skateboard community, two exness com of whom are her high school students. 

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ONLINE/Remembrance: Lynne Cohen

The photographer, Lynne Cohen, passed away on May 13, 2014. 

As she once observed, “I feel as if the world can’t be like it is. It seems full of finished works of art.”

The journalist, Michael Mitchell wrote, “for more than three decades, Lynne Cohen’s genius has been to pause in transitional spaces, think about them, look carefully and take photographs. And not just any photographs, but ones made with a large-format view camera." 

CALLS: SPRING

The Center for Fine Art Photography:  Still Life

Deadline:  May 29th, 2014

Fee:  $20

Artspace 111:  Regional Juried Exhibition

Deadline:  May 30th, 2014

Fee:  $35

Louisiana State Museum:  Art Melt 

Deadline:  June 1st, 2014

Fee:  $35

Society for Photographic Education:  National Conference Proposal

Deadline:  June 1st, 2014

Fee:  $10

Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition:  Color

Deadline:  June 2nd, 2014

Fee:  $65

Kadoya Gallery:  Industrial

Deadline:  June 2nd, 2014

Fee:  $25

Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans:  Mark of the Feminine

Deadline:  June 11th, 2014

Fee:  Free

Ogden Museum of Southern Art:  Louisiana Contemporary 

Deadline:  June 18th, 2014

Fee:  $40

Art Ascent:  Hidden

Deadline:  June 30th, 2014

Fee:  $25

Middle Gray Magazine:  Open Call

Deadline:  Rolling

Fee:  Free

Intro: Nell Cambell

Nell Campbell is a Mississippi born photographer who spent her childhood in Louisiana.  Between 2001 and 2006, Campbell set out along the bayous near Lake Charles to photograph duck blinds; structures created for camouflage and refuge during hunting season.  The body of work, “Duck Blinds: Louisiana” focuses on the use of the natural resources in creating what she calls “vernacular architecture”.  Deep among Louisiana’s every changing waterways, accessible only by boat, Campbell captured a  part of Louisiana culture that not everybody has a chance to see. 

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ONLINE: Time Lightbox features Nine Women Photographers of the Northeast

In a new series called Off the Radar, LightBox asks celebrated photographers to write about image makers whose work they admire yet may be unknown to a wider audience. Here, Mark Steinmetz celebrates a group of women who documented life in the Northeastern United States in the 1980s.

Steinmetz writes, “these women tended to photograph their homes and their families as well as other private, largely middle-class spaces. Their interest in detailed realism and in the everyday reminds me of the ambitions of 17th-century Dutch masters; but theirs is an updated, unmistakably American realism, set in silver.”


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                                                                                                       Mary Frey

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news: aubrey

Aubrey collaborated with WWNO news director to tell the story of Louisiana’s Highway 1, and the rising sea level that is compromising it. Read the story here

collaboration: four corners- southeast

In late January, we continued our ongoing collaborative project of documenting the four major regional corners of Louisiana. 

Armed with a medium format camera and kodak film, we headed to Venice, the most Southeastern region of our great state. Venice is an odd an enigmatic place. A landscape that is dominated by refineries and jump-off points for oil rig workers. Though, amidst all of the industrial sprawl, the wildlife and natural world still exists and thrives. Our goal was to document this fascinating relationship. How the two coexist, and adapt to each other. 

With our mamiya set on a tripod, we composed within the frame as a team. The trip yielded some beautiful color negatives, as well as a detention by homeland security. DO NOT PHOTOGRAPH REFINERIES, EVEN FROM OUTSIDE THEIR GATES AND SECURITY TOWERS. 

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News: Ariya

Ariya had the pleasure of jurying photographs in conjunction with a conference on Emile Zola and naturalism. The exhibition was “Southern Women at Work”. The show is installed and on view at the University of New Orleans campus gallery until the end of March.

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Gary Peeples, Sue Cameron Conducting a Bird Count

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Gaiten Howard, Sylvia at Work

News: Aubrey

Aubrey collaborated with badass writer and WWNO news director Eve Troeh on a piece for Narratively about The St. Roch Cemetery. Narratively celebrated the Crescent City with a handful of stories on local culture and history.  Read it here

NEWS: ELENA

Elena recently had the opportunity to shoot for both Garden & Gun and New Orleans Magazine. The articles feature photographs and information about the New Orleans Athletic Club and vintage Mardi Gras Krewe invitations, respectively. Both issues are on stands now and can also be seen online. Check it!

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News: Aubrey

Collaborating with writer Nathan C. Martin, Aubrey recently shot the Mobile-based dance troupe The Prancing Elites for Vice.com. You can read their amazing story here.