241 Chartres Street New Orleans, Louisiana - LA70130
Founded at a time when photography was only beginning to secure a foothold both in museum collections and in the art market at large, A Gallery for Fine Photography is a living landmark in the history of photography. Located in the Historic New Orleans French Quarter, A Gallery opened its doors in 1973, a world away from the cornerstones of the global contemporary art scene. Thanks to the staunchly independent vision of its founder, Joshua Mann Pailet, A Gallery has remained a haven for photography, from the earliest photographs to contemporary pieces. Over more than four decades in business, A Gallery for Fine Photography has established itself as one of the most respected photography galleries in America – one that has flourished despite an ever-changing art world by remaining true to itself and Pailet’s unique perspective.
A Gallery for Fine Photography quickly made a name for itself with its first solo exhibition: a 1975 retrospective featuring the work of Ansel Adams, one of the godfathers of American photography. Today, more than forty years later, the gallery has come to resemble a museum for sale – both in the breadth and quality of its collection and in its mission to preserve and honor the history of the photographic medium. An alternative to the sterile, white-walled galleries of the contemporary art world, A Gallery, much like the French Quarter itself, effortlessly blends the historic and the vanguard. The gallery hopes to inspire the passions and curiosities of each person who walks through the door, from curious tourists to seasoned collectors and world-renowned curators. A Gallery continues to maintain an inventory featuring some of the most celebrated photographers of the last two centuries while mounting regular exhibitions of contemporary photographers from New Orleans and throughout the world.
In November 2008, Arthur Roger@434 was opened as a new additional gallery adjacent to 432 Julia. Arthur Roger@434 is already under consideration for design awards. The Project Space no longer functions as a gallery but continues as a venue for exhibiting work by gallery artists.
1111 St. Mary Street New Orleans, Louisiana - LA70130
The mission of the New Orleans Photo Alliance is to encourage the understanding and appreciation of photography through exhibitions, opportunities and educational programs. The Alliance strives to be a cultural stimulus, which fosters economic and artistic growth while preserving the rich and diverse photographic culture of New Orleans and the southern region.
The New Orleans Photo Alliance is comprised of a diverse group of photographers who joined forces in 2006 to create unity and opportunity for photographers in the Gulf South. It is an artist run 501(c)3 nonprofit which currently includes more than 300 members from across Louisiana and throughout the United States. Since its inception the Photo Alliance has sponsored numerous photographic exhibitions, workshops and educational programs, and coordinates PhotoNOLA, the annual photography festival in New Orleans.
Octavia Art Gallery was established in 2008 on Magazine Street in Uptown New Orleans. The gallery was founded by owner Pamela Bryan, who is directly involved with organizations seeking to preserve the art, architecture, and culture of New Orleans. Similarly, the mission of Octavia Art Gallery is to showcase the work of international emerging and established contemporary artists along with modern masters, emphasizing the preservation and conservation of unique and authentic artistic cultures worldwide. Relocating to Julia Street in 2013, Octavia Art Gallery continues its commitment to bring regional, national and international contemporary artists to New Orleans. Since its founding, the gallery has also specialized in the resale of select works from 20th century artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, and Tom Wesselmann. Additionally, the gallery has fostered strong relationships with artists living in Cuba and continues to present significant exhibitions featuring Cuban and Cuban-American artists.