NEW ORLEANS, LA.-
The Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC) and the New Orleans Museum of Art
(NOMA) present the exhibition Residents and Visitors: 20th-Century Photographs of Louisiana, featuring photographers who lived or worked in Louisiana in the 20th century. The exhibition will be displayed from September 29, 2010March 27, 2011 at NOMA.
Residents and Visitors: 20th-Century Photographs of Louisiana marks the eighth collaborative exhibition between The Historic New Orleans Collection and the New Orleans Museum of Art and the first based solely on institutional photographic holdings. Opening Wednesday, September 29, at NOMA in City Park, the exhibition draws from the holdings of both museums and features more than 100 photographs by artists who lived or worked in Louisiana.
The exhibition offers not only glimpses of Louisiana and its people throughout the 20th century, but it also displays the evolution of photographic technology. The works from the two collections were chosen to provide a well-rounded overview of Louisiana photography, and among the photographers represented are Walker Evans, Arnold Genthe, Ernest Bellocq, Josephine Sacabo, Michael P. Smith and Clarence John Laughlin.