The mission of the New Orleans Photo Alliance is to encourage the understanding and appreciation of photography through exhibitions, opportunities and educational programs. The Alliance strives to be a cultural stimulus, which fosters economic and artistic growth while preserving the rich and diverse photographic culture of New Orleans and the southern region.
The New Orleans Photo Alliance is comprised of a diverse group of photographers who joined forces in 2006 to create unity and opportunity for photographers in the Gulf South. It is an artist run 501(c)3 nonprofit which currently includes more than 300 members from across Louisiana and throughout the United States. Since its inception the Photo Alliance has sponsored numerous photographic exhibitions, workshops and educational programs, and coordinates PhotoNOLA, the annual photography festival in New Orleans.