Established in 2006, PhotoNOLA bills itself as “an annual celebration of photography in New Orleans”. Coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance, the event showcases work from local (and non-local) photographers the first two weekends of December. Exhibitions are held throughout the city in partnership with local museums, galleries and alternative venues. Exhibits are open to the public and are often free. In addition, PhotoNOLA offers workshops, lectures, a portfolio review, gala and more.