Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Available Next Week from LSU Press - "Preservation Hall" photographs by Shannon Brinkman & Interviews by Eve Abrams

A Book Of New Orleans Jazz Portraits By Shannon Brinkman
With Interviews by Eve Abrams
Available March 29, 2011

In honor of the Golden Anniversary year of one of America’s greatest musical institutions, LSU Press will release the book Preservation Hall  on March 29, 2011.  Featuring live and behind-the-scenes photographs by award-winning New Orleans art photographer Shannon Brinkman and in-depth interviews with Preservation Hall Musicians by Eve Abrams, Preservation Hall documents the present day of this legendary, multi-generational group of jazz musicians and the small room in New Orleans’ French Quarter that they’ve continued to play in for the last 50 years.
About Shannon Brinkman:
Shannon Brinkman is a sought after fine art photographer.   She has won International awards such as the Annual Photographer's Forum contest and been included in many exhibitions in National galleries and museums like the New Orleans Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts (Tallahassee, FL), Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Albany Museum of Art as well as the Alexandria Museum of Art.  Her work on Preservation Hall was also chosen and exhibited in the Fotofest biennial in 2010.  In November 2011 the Lousiana State Museum will present an exhibition on Preservation Hall with a feature on Brinkman's imagery.
Brinkman is also an International Sport Horse photographer and has represented the United State Equestrian Federation at the 2010 World Equestrian Games and for USEA at the Olympics and Pan American Games. Her images capture not only the action but have an artistic, and keen eye for the height of the moment.
Her work has been collected by the Tarragona Music Festival in Spain, Albany Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Superbowl as well as many private collectors.

About Eve Abrams:

Eve Abrams is a radio producer, writer, audio documentarian, and educator who stitches stories together from her home in New Orleans.
Eve’s stories regularly air on WWNO, New Orleans’ Public Radio and NPR station, as well as on WWOZ, New Orleans’ Jazz and Heritage Community Radio Station.  Eve’s work airs nationally on National Public Radio, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Story, This American Life, World Vision Report, Studio 360, The World, and Voice of America.

Her writing has appeared in Fourth Genre, offBeat Magazine, Wesleyan Magazine, Post Road Magazine, and Where We Know: New Orleans as Home, published by Chin Press, 2010.

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