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Photo exhibition to open on Lafitte Greenway

A photography installation opens Saturday (Nov. 14) on the Lafitte Greenway, the New Orleans Photo Alliance and PhotoNOLA have announced. The outdoor exhibit is the New Orleans iteration of nationwide public photography project, the Photoville Fence.

The exhibit features 1,200 feet of photography starting at Jeff Davis Parkway (soon to be Norman Francis Parkway) and extending toward Broad Street. It can be viewed until Feb. 21.

Selected by a jury of 70 prominent curators and photography professionals, the Greenway exhibition features the work of more than 100 photographers, including six from New Orleans: Bruce Sunpie Barnes, Jourdan Barnes, Patrick Niddrie, Aria Mickenberg, Thom Bennett and William Widmer.

The Fence was created in conjunction with Brooklyn-based organization Photoville. In New Orleans, the Fence exhibition was made possible through local partners New Orleans Photo Alliance, PhotoNOLA, Palmisano, Friends of Lafitte Greenway, NORD, and Ralph and Susan Brennan.

The Photoville Fence is a year-round public photography project exhibited in major parks and downtowns across North America. The exhibitions are designed to bring compelling visual stories to a wide and diverse audience.

The Photoville Fence spotlights a range of photographic and lens-based stories exploring the universal themes of People, Streets, Play, Creatures, Home, Food and Nature.

The Greenway’s Fence exhibition is being installed by local construction company Palmisano and will headline the annual photography festival PhotoNOLA (Dec. 9-12), with related events to be announced.

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