NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Ogden Museum of Southern Art is pleased to announce that the museum has been awarded a $13,800 grant from the Darryl Chappell Foundation to fund a photographer-in-residence from April to May 2022. The application is open to Afrodescendants 21+ who have been practicing photography for the past five years. Candidates from across the globe will be reviewed, but strong consideration will be given to photographers living and working in the rural American South.
Ogden Museum’s curatorial department will review photographer-in-residence applicants and select the final candidate based on the criteria and selection process determined in collaboration with the Darryl Chappell Foundation.
The selected photographer will work closely with the Ogden Museum curatorial department along with a mentor – an established and prominent local Black photographer – to grow and foster the resident’s connections and presence within the New Orleans arts community. The Darryl Chappell Foundation and the Xavier University of Louisiana art department will provide additional mentorship.
Online educational programming will feature the resident photographer, and a solo exhibition of 3-10 of their works (dependent on size) will be on view at Ogden Museum at the conclusion of the residency period. Two works of art, made by the photographer during or before their residency, will be added to the museum’s permanent collection following the show.
“Over the last ten years the focus of Ogden Museum’s photography programming has been promoting, cultivating and collecting works by underrepresented, marginalized and emerging photographers,” says William Pittman Andrews, Executive Director of Ogden Museum. “The Darryl Chappell Foundation Photographer-in-Residence grant will help us to continue our efforts to support the artist community and lift up the powerful artistic voices of our time.”
“Through this opportunity, the connection between Ogden Museum with the local urban culture of New Orleans and the rural communities of the South can be strengthened and expanded moving into the future,” says Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography at Ogden Museum.
The selected candidate will receive a stipend of $6,000, with a living allowance of $4,000 and a travel allowance of $1,000.
A portion of the grant ($2,500, 18%) is provided through the generous support of Darryl Chappell Foundation art patron, Nessa Feddis, a prominent attorney in Washington, D.C. Feddis is contributing a gift of $2,500 through her Fidelity Charitable Donor-Advised Fund account directly to Ogden Museum to support a Darryl Chappell Foundation Photographer-in-Resident.
Further information about the application and selection process will be announced in the fall of 2021 at www.ogdenmuseum.org.
Darryl Chappell Foundation
A core part of the mission of the Darryl Chappell Foundation is to support aspiring young people who have interest in the fine arts to achieve their dreams and potential of becoming self-supported artists and influencers in the larger community.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana since 1999 and open to the public since 2003, Ogden Museum of Southern Art invites visitors to experience and learn about the artists and culture of the American South. Ogden Museum is home to a collection of more than four thousand works, making it the largest and most comprehensive repository dedicated to Southern art in the nation, with particular strength in the genres of Self-Taught art, Regionalism, photography, and contemporary art. The Museum is further recognized for its original exhibitions, public events and educational programs, which examine the development of visual art alongside Southern traditions of music, literature and local craft.
Ogden Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free to Museum Members and $13.50 for adults, $11 for seniors 65 and older, $6.75 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5.
The Museum is located at 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. For more information visit ogdenmuseum.org or call 504.539.9650.