Photography Exhibit Showcases The Louisiana Coast

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Matthew D. White Shares Visual Story at The Hubbell Library in New Orleans, Louisiana

Matthew D. White's photographic exhibit, "The Louisiana Coast" featuring images from Cameron Parish Louisiana to the Lower Mississippi River Delta from Port Sulphur in Plaquemines Parish south to the end of the three passes that drain into the Gulf of Mexico, is showing at The Hubbell Library in Algiers, Louisiana from now until the end of January, 2012.

The artist will give a lecture/visual presentation on his work and the Louisiana Coast as seen through the photographer's lens at the library on December 13, 2011 at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments - beer, wine & snacks will be served.

Photography for this project begin in the spring of 2000, shot alternatively on black and white film and in color digital and has continued to the present day. The exhibit features rare photographs of coastal landmarks, landscapes, and waterways seldom seen by outsiders including the Sabine Pass Lighthouse; Pilottown, Louisiana - the last manned outpost on the Mississippi River and the historic home of the Bar Pilots; and Cheniere au Tigre, a remote, romantic island nestled off the southermost coast of Vermilion Parish. The goal of this photographic collection is to inspire an appreciation for the beauty of this unique and spellbinding region and to encourage the documentation and preservation of these images for future generations.

The exhibit is a satellite project of Prospect New Orleans, (, one of the leading biennials of international contemporary art in the United States and is also held in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, (, an annual festival of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with galleries, museums and photographers citywide.

The Hubbell Library is New Orleans' oldest public library, a Carnegie library built in 1907. The building survived Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with barely a scratch and re-opened shortly afterwards, but was closed again in May 2008 for structural repairs. The library is temporarily located in the carriage house at 225 Morgan Street, behind the Algiers Courthouse, pending funding for the renovations. While the exhibit is in progress, a percentage of the sales of prints from Matthew White's collection of Louisiana Coast images will be donated to support funding for renovations to the library.

For more information about Matthew D. White's work and to see a preview of images from this collection, please see his websites at and To inquire about prints from this collection, contact Margaret Saizan at 225.229.7399 by phone, or by email at msaizan at gmail dot com.

To check library hours and closures and for events related to the exhibit, please contact Seale Paterson, The Hubbell Library Branch Manager at 504.366.0657.


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