Curated by Richard McCabe
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Exhibition Dates: May 23 – September 20, 2015
Reception: Saturday, June 6, 6-8pm

PanoramaFeatures & Reviews:
The New York Times – Cameron Shaw
Lenscratch – Aline Smithson
Daily Serving – Tori Bush
BurnAway – Ryan Sparks
Gambit Weekly – D. Eric Bookhardt
New Orleans Advocate – John d’Addario
Times Picayune – Doug MacCash
Featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered”

The Rising celebrates the renewal and re-birth of the City of New Orleans ten years after one of the worst disasters in American history, and examines how art and photography was central to the revitalization of New Orleans. Spearheaded by the Ogden Museum (the first arts institution in New Orleans to open after the storm), the New Orleans Photo Alliance (formed in 2006), and Prospect.1 (organized in 2008), a collective arts exhibition throughout the city which fostered a creative outlet that helped enable a community to recover and begin the process of healing, and attracted by the lure of what is frequently called the most unique city in America, young photographers flocked to New Orleans and infused their creativity and vision into a city already known for its incomparable culture. The Rising will highlight the photographic work of Sophie Lvoff, Jonathan Traviesa, Tammy Mercure, Colin Roberson, L. Kasimu Harris, William Widmer, Jennifer Shaw, AnnieLaurie Erickson, Cristina Molina, Vanessa Centeno, and David Armentor.