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17th Annual Martin…

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Alliance Francaise

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Andrew Jackson: Hero…

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New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

BODY ELECTRIC Group…

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DANCING WITH THE…

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Dancing with the Stars, ABC's leading entertainment show, produced by BBC… more

Dishcrawl on Oak

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House of Blues…

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Maple Leaf Bar…

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Mark Steinmetz: South

Jan 28 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Music at the Mint…

Jan 28 - 28, 2015
Come and enjoy the music of Jazz with the New Orleans Rhythm Devils. more

The Gasperi…

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Richard Gasperi opened Gasperi Gallery in the French Quarter in 1980.… more

The New Orleans…

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The Victory Belles…

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House of Blues…

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Deputy combines island sounds with drum and base. His performances are unique… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Jan 29 - 30, 2015
Broadway's first rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice illuminates the… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Jan 29 - 29, 2015
Come join us for Johnny Vidacovich, Mike Dillon & Brian Haas. more

Music at the Mint…

Jan 29 - 29, 2015
Vocal ensemble. more

Ogden After Hours…

Jan 29 - 29, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours featuring Jonathan Freilich. more

The Columns Hotel…

Jan 29 - Mar 26, 2015
The Historical Columns Hotel with its "sophiscicated atmosphere" and… more

17th Annual Martin…

Jan 28 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Professional Photographers of America Convenes in New Orleans January 15-17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2012

Professional Photographers of America Convenes in New Orleans January 15-17
The three-day International Photographic Exhibit, one of the world's largest annual exhibits, is free and open to the public

WHAT: Professional Photographers of America's (PPA) Imaging USA

WHERE: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO), Halls B-1, B-2, E and G

WHEN: January 15-17, 2012

DETAILS: Thousands of attendees and exhibitors are expected to attend PPA's Imaging USA, drawing both established professionals and newcomers to the professional photo industry. The convention will have photography classes focusing on improving business and photographic skills and use of technologies. Dating back to 1880, it is the longest-running national photographic convention, expo and image exhibition in the United States.

The convention will include a three-day conference, the Expo and The International Photographic Exhibit, one of the world's largest annual photographic exhibits. The Exhibit showcases professional images from around the world - largely from PPA's prestigious International Photographic Competition - and photographs from the 2011 PPA Loan and General Collections, PPA's Imaging Excellence Award recipients and Diamond Photographers of the Year winners. The Photographic Exhibit is free and open to the public.

PPA, an international non-profit for professional photographers since 1869, assists its 22,000 members with protection, education and resources to ensure their continued success in the photographic industry. This year's conference is expected to generate $12.5 million in economic impact.

WEBSITE: www.ImagingUSA.org
TWITTER:
#ImagingUSA
FACEBOOK:
www.facebook.com/imagingusa

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT: Hall F
HOURS:
Sun, Jan. 15, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Mon, Jan. 16, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tues, Jan. 17, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

EXHIBIT HALL: MCCNO, Halls B-1, B-2, E and G
HOURS:
Sun, Jan. 15: 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mon, Jan. 16: 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tues, Jan. 17: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

PRESS ROOM: Please see media contact below at Registration desk. Halls E-F

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Imaging USA:
Angela Wijesinghe, 678-333-5888, awijesinghe@ppa.com
New Orleans CVB:
Tara Letort, 504-566-5019, tletort@neworleanscvb.com; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962, kschulz@neworleanscvb.com; Jennifer Day-Sully, 773-909-2514, jday@neworleanscvb.com
MCCNO:
Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027, rmortillaro@mccno.com

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