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Luke Fontana

United States Born in: 1947

Luke Fontana is an internationally renowned historic New Orleans jazz photographer, abstract artist, lawyer, producer, and environmental activist, currently residing in the historic Marigny Suburb of New Orleans and the Rockies, on the beach of Gore Creek mtn White River National Forest Vail Colorado.

Mr. Fontana describes himself as a mix between Paul Strand and Walker Evans with the taste of Henri Cartier Bresson.

Luke Fontana received a photography fellowship from the National Endowment of Arts, Washington DC to document black people in the rural south in the early 1970s.

Lucca titled his first work: "VALLEY OF THE PECAN GATHERERS"

Luke Fontana considers this first project funded by a National Endowment of Arts Photographic Fellowship as his best work.

Indeed, the artist's enhanced photograph of Luke Fontana on canvas of his "Valley of the Pecan Pickers" is now seen and sold internationally on the French site Artsper. In addition, many of his original New Orleans Jazz works of art are presented internationally.

In New Orleans, Luke Fontana was featured at the following events:

Simone Stern Art Gallery

333 Royal Street


Italian American Cultural Center


New Orleans Art Center

3330 avenue St Claude


New Orleans Art Gallery

333 St Joseph Street


Rempart art gallery


Frenchman Street Bookstore


Lou Sahuc photo gallery


Jackson Square


Neal Auction Gallery


In Vail Colorado, artist Luke Fontana enhanced canvas photography of New Orleans jazz musicians is featured at Ein Prosit bar / restaurant / live music, Avon Colorado.

After 3 years photographing the majestic spectral beauty of the Gore Creek White Mountain National Forest mountain range, Luke Fontana is ready to pursue a Vail, Colorado Gallery.

Luke "Lucca" Fontana announced three days ago his candidacy for the post of member of the New Orleans city council to remove the incumbent Kristin Palmer District A.

Mr. Fontana's main campaign platform: "OPEN THE DOME"

On October 13, 2020, Mr. Fontana announced his campaign on 13 different platforms.

M., Fontana was a featured photographer at the 2017 New Orleans PhotoNOLA exhibition.

Its photographic promotion is presented on 72,000 brochures of the 2017 edition of NOPSI Hotel-New Orleans.

Mr. Fontana's extensive body of work has been well received at the New Orleans Auction Art Gallery.

Recognized as a New Orleans jazz photographer, specializing in black and white silver gelatin images of NOLA culture and rural Louisiana communities.

Luke Fontana's photographs were selected from the permanent collection of the Louisiana State Museum Jazz Collection & The Historic New Orleans Collection.

LUKE FONTANA is the author of 2 books: "SAVE OUR WETLANDS" and "NEW ORLEANS and her JAZZ FUNERAL MARCHING BANDS"

As a producer:

Luke Fontana received 3 New Orleans Municipal Endowment Grants to produce 13/30 minute TV shows for Cox CableTelevision titled: Save our Wetlands Eco News.

Luke Fontana received 2 grants from the New Orleans Jazz ^ Heritage Foundation to produce a 13 minute film titled "MERCY on the BAYOU"


Luke Fontana has produced 2 vinyl record albums:

1. DOWN in LOUISIANA with Trio Trinity:

BUTCH MUDBONE

JEFF DAWSON

LUKE FONTANA


2. BAYOU BONFOUCA BLUES

This vinyl features the guitarist of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Blue

ERNIE VINCENT


Other audio CDs produced by Luke Fontana include:

LUCA BECOMES SOLO

NEW ORLEANS 2ND LINE


Other productions by Luke Fontana:

"SAVE OUR WETLANDS"

Winner of the Film Festival 16MM Cindy Film Festival Award


"JAZZ FUNERAL FOR DEMOCRACY"

Winner of the Atlanta Film Festival in Toronto


"STOP KILLING CHILDREN"

A $ 13 million protest film against President George H W. Bush's criminal invasion of Iraq of $ 3 trillion.


"ECO MARDI GRAS"

A 50 minute film directed by Hollywood director John Schindler, featuring a New Orleans Mardi Gras with an environmental twist. In this classic movie, Aerosmith sings "Voodoo Medicine Man".


3 New Orleans jazz funerals:

Jazz funerals of these legends:

Snorkel fat

Louis Nelson

Alvin baptiste


2 Protest demonstrations against the invasion of Iraq in Congo Square

Luke Fontana Productions has many items for sale on their website lukefontana.com and “MAKE MUSIC NOT WAR" items such as t-shirts, aprons and tote bags.

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Luke Fontana, Valley of the Pecan Gatherers, Painting

Luke Fontana

Valley of the Pecan Gatherers, 2019
24 x 36 x 2 inch
Painting

$ 400

Luke Fontana, Clementine Hunter Photo/painting, Painting

Luke Fontana

Clementine Hunter Photo/painting, 2019
30 x 20 x 1 inch
Painting

$ 500

Luke Fontana, Second Line, Painting

Luke Fontana

Second Line, 2019
30 x 40 x 2 inch
Painting

$ 500

Luke Fontana, Father's Best Friend, Painting

Luke Fontana

Father's Best Friend, 2019
20 x 30 x 2 inch
Painting

$ 450

Luke Fontana, Melrose Plantation - Home of Clementine Hunter, Painting

Luke Fontana

Melrose Plantation - Home of Clementine Hunter, 2019
30 x 40 x 2 inch
Painting

$ 450

Luke Fontana, Olympia Brass Band, Painting

Luke Fontana

Olympia Brass Band, 2019
30 x 40 x 2 inch
Painting

$ 550

Luke Fontana, Fishing Buddies, Painting

Luke Fontana

Fishing Buddies, 2019
20 x 30 x 2 inch
Painting

$ 400

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