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New Orleans Photo Alliance Announces Creation of Annual $5000 Clarence John Laughlin Award

July 15th, 2010

The New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) is pleased to announce its offering of an annual $5000 award to recognize and reward a fine art photographer who is creating or has completed a significant body of photographic work.

The Clarence John Laughlin Award was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South. The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision. John Wood, Editor of 21st Editions, will serve as the inaugural juror.

This new award is open to emerging and established photographers who reside in the U.S. The online application process requires a portfolio of 10-20 photographs, a written statement, a bio or CV, and a $25 application fee. The application deadline is September 15, 2010. Only one recipient will be selected to receive the $5,000 award.

The New Orleans Photo Alliance will announce the winner on November 1st and present the prize during this year’s PhotoNOLA festival in December 2010. Complete details, guidelines and an application form are available at: http://NewOrleansPhotoAlliance.org/grants/CJL_Award

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