P.5 Satellite Exhibit


New Orleans Public Library (Downtown/Central Business District)
219 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 596-2570


Monday–Thursday, 10 AM–6 PM
Friday–Saturday, 10 AM–5 PM
Sunday, closed


The MyNew Orleans Photo Project is coordinated by ReFOCUS, a PhotoVoice nonprofit cofounded with Heather Milton that provides coordination and guidance for using photography to connect diverse artists and audiences in reaching shared understanding around issues that marginalize and divide communities. While the photographs are the works of the participants, Milton coordinates all aspects of the project, including volunteer management, partnerships with community service providers and others, camera distribution and collection, fundraising, media/public relations, exhibition curation, and event coordination.


Curated by ReFOCUS
October 23–January 23, 2022

The MyNew Orleans Photo Project highlights four years of photography and stories submitted by people affected by homelessness in New Orleans as part of an annual photography contest, exhibition, and calendar. Each year’s contest includes a public art exhibition designed to share the images and stories with the public—to share the everyday realities of people affected by homelessness, as well as their individual histories, struggles, and aspirations. The project uses the power of the artistic assignment to encourage reflection by both the artist and the viewer. Participants are compensated for their work through funding from use of their images and calendar sales. 


Instagram: @myneworleansphotoproject

Grateful for the opportunity to explore and show my perspective of New Orleans, the city I love so much.  The project helped me capture that moment visiting with my daughter while in treatment.  It will be a forever reminder of where I came from.

Cara Hotard

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