photography

This week on The Reading Life: Susan Larson talks with Jessie Morgan-Owens, author of “Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement," and poet Brad Richard talks about “Parasite Kingdom.”

This week on The Reading Life: Susan Larson talks with bestselling author James Lee Burke, whose most recent Dave Robicheaux novel is “The New Iberia Blues.”

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with David Benedetto of WRBH radio, host of The Writer’s Forum and Figure of Speech, and photographer J.T. Blatty, whose beautiful new book is “Fish Town: Down the Road to Louisiana's Vanishing Fishing Communities.”

This week on The Reading Life:  Photographer Josephine Sacabo, whose two beautiful new books are “Lux Perpetua,” inspired by Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, and “Beyond Thought,” inspired by Clarice Lispector.   Sunday at noon, Tuesday at 1:30, and Wednesday at 8 on WWNO.

Robert Schaefer

This Saturday is World Cyanotype Day, when photographers everywhere will celebrate an early photographic technique that reveals images in a striking blue hue. New Orleans photographers are having their very own celebration with a workshop at the Healing Center, presented by PhotoNOLA. Kelley Crawford speaks with two of the workshop’s organizers, Jennifer Shaw and Robert Schaefer, to learn more.  

This week on The Reading Life: NOMA curator of photographs Russell Lord talks about the gorgeous new book, "Looking Again: Photography at the New Orleans Museum of Art."And novelist Tiffany Quay Tyson crafts a great Mississippi novel in The Past Is Never.

Momma Tried

Theo Eliezer and Micah Learned of Momma Tried magazine are taking print media to a new level. Momma Tried is an interdisciplinary art project that you can literally hold in your hands. The magazine asks its readers to question, to experiment, and even to laugh at the world around us. Co-creators Theo Eliezer and Micah Learned joined NolaVie’s Kelley Crawford in the studio just before the release of their newest issue.

Claire Bangser, NolaBeings.com

The online photo and text project Nola Beings features one portrait of New Orleanians each day, with a quote that tells part of their life story.

Creator Claire Bangser started Nola Beings three years ago, as a way to explore the city and its people. WWNO’s Eve Troeh asked Bangser to record some audio with her latest round of Nola Beings profiles, and share some snippets of her conversations.

In Baton Rouge, La., people are using whatever tools they have to help their community recover from the flood.

That includes cameras.

Four photographers have been creating portraits of those affected. Their project, "Humans of the Water," focuses not on what people lost, but on what they saved.

One of those photographers is Collin Richie. He says documentary photography isn't typically his style. Most of his work involves snapping photos for weddings, magazines and corporate advertisements.

Todd Ritondaro

Having just opened his gallery at 910 Royal Street, Frank Relle’s photographs now adorn the walls of the French Quarter. His techniques of manipulating light and location have lead him from swamps in nature to blighted properties in the city. What stories and thoughts lurk in this photographer’s mind? He sat down with Kelley Crawford for a chat.

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