Wednesday, Jul 10, 3-4 PM

You Are Here Photographer’s Perspective Talk with Jonathan Traviesa

New Orleans Museum of Art
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1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans, LA

Jonathan Traviesa will discuss his work on view in the exhibition You Are Here: A Brief History of Photography and Place and the broader themes of the photography exhibition. Admission is free on Wednesdays to all Louisiana residents courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Traviesa is a photographer and artist living in New Orleans since the late 1990s. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in New Orleans, Philadelphia, Chicago, and New York. In 2005, The Times-Picayune voted his Katrina photo-sign installation best art show the year. He taught Photoshop at NOAFA from 2005-2010. Traviesa is a founding member of The Front gallery and released his first book, Portraits with a concurrent exhibition at The Front during October and November of 2009. As part of the annual Photonola series of exhibitions across New Orleans, Traviesa received the New Orleans Photo Alliance’s inaugural Michael P. Smith Grant Award. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art also exhibited a selection of his portraits from the book. He most recent solo shows, “Beacons Abound” and “Kinda~Deathy”, opened in April 2011 and January 2012 at The Front, respectively. In 2012,he was commissioned by the Contemporary Arts Center to make a site-specific mural installation of one of his photographs, and, while currently pursuing an MFA at Tulane, he is making more site-specifice photo installations that incorporate additional framed elements. His work is collected privately around the United States and publicly in New Orleans by the Ogden and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Image credit: Jonathan Traviesa, Band Trailer, 2019, Gift of Charles Whited, 2019.28 Additional talks by photographers represented in You Are Here will take place on the following dates: Wednesday, July 24, 3:30 pm: Abdul Aziz Saturday, July 27, 3 pm: Gallery Talk with Mellon Curatorial Fellow Brian Piper