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Join us in New Orleans with Jennifer Shaw, a resident of that fine Southern city, as well as the Creative Director of PhotoNOLA

photo credit Craig Mulcahy
photo credit Craig Mulcahy


Jennifer Shaw is a fine art photographer whose work is based on both a world observed and a world constructed, often focusing on the fleeting and personal within the sphere of her immediate surroundings. Her photographs have been featured in Oxford American, Shots, Black + White Photography (UK), NPR, Lenscratch, and PDN, and are included in two recent monographs: Hurricane Story (Chin Music Press, 2011), and Nature/Nurture (North Light Press, 2012).


Shaw grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, studied photography at the Rhode Island School of Design, and then moved to New Orleans in pursuit of the artist’s life. She currently teaches the disappearing art of darkroom photography at the Louise S. McGehee School and directs the annual PhotoNOLA Festival, in addition to chasing after two young sons.
Read Judy Sherrod’s interview with Jennifer Shaw in SxSE Magazine Here!




Arrive at the Headquarters House 4’ish to meet the other students and Jennifer. Cocktail hour followed by Welcome Supper. Jennifer will give a presentation of her work and discuss the next three days of photography.



8 AM – City Park Shooting. Jen will take us to explore the nature, architecture, oak trees, and lagoons of New Orleans’ largest park, in the beautiful light of morning.

11 AM – Russell Lord at NOMA welcomes us with a tour of the museum and a round-table discussion

Lunch is on your own

PM Individual 20-minute portfolio reviews and independent shooting (please schedule port reviews early. Reviews with Jen and also Nancy McCrary if you’d like)

Supper is on your own

Evening projections and reviewing work at the Headquarters House.



AM – Boat Ride Time! Either up the Mississippi or through the Delta. We’d like to hear from our students before we make the final choice. With the Delta boat ride we’ll have a private boat and guide.

A picnic breakfast or lunch will be provided.

PM – Amy Dailey Williams will provide a tour of NOPA followed by a visit to the Ogden Museum where Richard McCabe will give us a tour.

Dinner is on your own

Evening projections and reviewing work at the Headquarters House.



AM – Shooting in the French Quarter with Jen

Lunch is on your own

PM – John Lawrence will share work from the Historic New Orleans Collection archives

Cocktails and a Farewell Supper at the Headquarters House early evening.


Cost: $1100 Click Here!

New Year’s discount good through Friday, January 6th – 10% OFF: $990 Click Here!

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