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You don’t have to visit a museum or gallery to see great photography these days. Thanks to social media and digital technology, extraordinary pictures can be found at our fingertips, just a click away. This year, PhotoNOLA, New Orleans Annual Festival of Photography, will be held on December 8th – 11th. In anticipation of the festival–which celebrates and promotes dialogue among New Orleans’ photography community–I’ve chosen to highlight the work of several New Orleans-based photographers in this post. If you’re interested in photography (or simply like what you see), check them out on the web or social media, where more of their work is on view.

Here are nine New Orleans Photographers whose pictures capture the spirit of our city. With only a month to go until PhotoNOLA, these visuals will surely whet your appetite for great photography.


Christian Restrepo

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Check out Christian’s work: Instagram | Facebook

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© Christian Restrepo


AnnieLaurie Erickson

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Connect with AnnieLaurie: Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | website + photography portfolio

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30°28’5.88″N, 91°12’37.73″W (Port Allen). © AnnieLaurie Erickson. From the series Slow Light (2013).


Laura Bergerol

Check out Laura’s work: website + photography portfolio | Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram

Laura Bergerol on Instagram

© Laura Bergerol


William Widmer

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Check out William’s work: website + portfolio | Instagram |  LinkedIn |

Cocodrie, LA - 10/15/2014 - Leroy Parfait (68) throws a castnet for shrimp along Bayou Sale Road, which connects the tiny shrimping village of Cocodrie to the town of Dulac.

Cocodrie, LA. © William Widmer. From the collection MY MISSISSIPPI (2015). Featured in The Globe and Mail.


JT Blatty

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Check out JT’s work: Instagram | FacebookLinkedIn | JT Blatty on LensCulture and JTblatty.com

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Fourth of July on the Bayou © JT Blatty


PictureNOLA

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© PictureNOLA


Chris Granger

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Check out Chris’ work: website + portfolioInstagram | Facebook | LinkedIn | NOLA.com

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That’s a real person walking across the top of the Mississippi River bridge in New Orleans. Repair work and painting continues. © Chris Granger


Julie Verlinden

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Check out Julie’s work: website + portfolioInstagram | Facebook |

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© Julie Verlinden


Jen Karpowicz

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Connect with Jen: Instagram

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© Jen Karpowicz