Timely and Timeless: Photography in Louisiana History
PhotoNOLA’s 18th annual Festival of Photography will kick off with the launch of THNOC’s latest publication, Louisiana Lens: Photographs from The Historic New Orleans Collection. Louisiana Lens celebrates the achievement of one of America’s leading photography curators, with works ranging from early daguerreotypes to born-digital photographs documenting the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Author John H. Lawrence, who spent four decades building THNOC’s photographic collection, traces the development of the medium alongside the growth and change of New Orleans and Louisiana over nearly two centuries. On Dec. 13, Lawrence will be joined by Jeff L. Rosenheim, Joyce F. Menschel Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for a lively conversation about the history of photography in New Orleans. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is required at hnoc.org.