Frank Relle

(1976– )

Frank Relle's photograph of the legendary traditional jazz music venue Preservation Hall in New Orleans is unusual in his use of the night time-exposure technique and the open, lighted rooms on the second floor. Learn more »

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Frank Relle’s color photographs achieved national and international attention after 2005, particularly the pictures he shot in New Orleans capturing the destruction from the levee failures following Hurricane Katrina. Relle risked run-ins with National Guard patrols in the largely abandoned neighborhoods just after the floodwaters subsided where he set up long-exposure lighting to create “nightscape” photographs of the destruction. His method of directing powerful lighting at houses and streetscapes at night and in the predawn hours starkly illuminates historic and often blighted structures.

 

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Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. "Frank Relle." In KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana, edited by David Johnson. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 2010–. Article published September 12, 2012. http://www.knowla.org/entry/1337/&view=summary.

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Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. "Frank Relle." KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana. Ed. David Johnson. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 12 Sept 2012. Web. 16 Jan. 2017.

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