A juried exhibition at the 2022 PhotoNOLA festival of photography
Arabi Visual Arts
6707 St. Claude Avenue
Arabi, LA 70032
December 7, 2022 – F, 2023
6 – 10 p.m. CST
Exhibited Works: The Chemistry of Memory; Midnight at the Arch; Portrait of Andrew; Rivington-on-Bowery; Midnight Cowboy; Inherent Hero, 1; Conditions
Violated Metropolis: A photographic look at Urban Exploration, Roof-topping, Street Art, and Blight is a new exhibition curated by Christopher Ryan to be held during PhotoNOLA 2022. PhotoNOLA is an annual celebration of photography that is produced by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with museums, galleries, and alternative venues citywide. Showcasing work by photographers near and far, the festival includes exhibitions, workshops, lectures, a portfolio review, and more. The 17th annual PhotoNOLA festival includes in-person reviews, workshops, and live gallery exhibitions as well as virtual talks and a Virtual Reality gallery experience. We also have curated open-air in-person exhibitions which are highlighted around the city in partnership with local businesses.
Arabi Visual Arts is a studio, gallery, and meeting space in the Arabi Arts District, a thriving community for artists in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Approximately a ten-minute drive from the French Quarter and located in the St. Claude Arts Building along the St. Claude Arts Corridor, the space is a hub for photographers, filmmakers, and artists, offering photography sessions, drawing groups, lighting and gear rental, and opportunities for models and other creatives, in addition to hosting a variety of exhibitions throughout the year.
Gallery Director & Juror
Founder of Arabi Visual Arts, Christopher Ryan is an international photographer specializing in conceptual portraits in unique environments, such as abandoned buildings and picturesque landscapes. His work breaks the barriers of race, age, and geographic location, capturing the energy and exuberance of the human form. He was influenced by his unusual upbringing in the American South. He seeks to retain the virtues of Southern Charm while abandoning preconceived notions of prejudice.