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Louisiana State University, May 2012

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Photography







Altered Views: An International Exhibit of Alternative Process Photography

Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Aurora, Oregon

Juror: S Gayle Stevens

October 2014


Louisiana Culture Exhibition

Moscow House of Photography – Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia

Curated by: Frank Relle, Cate Sampson

May 2014


Family Portraits {S O L O}

Fido – Nashville, Tennessee

April 2013


Louisiana Purchase: National Biennial Juried Exhibition

Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana

March 2013


Full Tilt: Untitled Artists Juried Show

Corsair Distillery, Nashville, Tennessee

September 2012


Foster Gallery [BFA] Show

Foster Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

May 2012


This Is the Place {S O L O}

Orleans on the Avenue, Plaquemine, Louisiana

May 2012


Call and Response : Photographs Inspired by

New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, Louisiana

Juror: Josephine Sacabo + Dalt Wonk

April 2012


A Book About Death: REMAKE

Pop – Up Show, Baton Rouge, LA

Curator / Participating Artist

November 2009





Gelatin-Bromide Dry Plate Emulsions

George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film

Rochester, NY

October 2014


Fridgeir Helgason: Developing Photographic Identity & Sense of Place

Scott Edwards Gallery

New Orleanas, Louisiana State University

December 2013 / PhotoNOLA






Nashville Community Darkroom, Founder / Board Member


·      Established a 501(c)(3) arts non-profit in the East Nashville area, partnering with local schools to introduce an analog photography program into a deficient fine arts curriculum.

·      Responsible for copy writing, research and development of fundraising strategies for crowd-sourcing, and the production and acquisition of traditional film photography prints for silent auctions.

·      Organization of equipment donations / acquistitions for NCD’s physical wetlab and gallery space.



Frank Relle Photography, Studio / Curatorial Assistant


·      Co-curated the Louisiana Culture Exhibition, a contemporary photography show sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, which included work from over 60 fine art and documentary photographers (Brian Finke, Stacy Kranitz, Marcus Kenney, Lance Rosenfield, Julie Dermansky, etc.). Sampson traveled to Moscow in May 2014 to install the exhibit at the Multimedia Art Museum – Moscow House of Photography, to coincide with a festival focused on a cultural exchange of art, music, and literature between the United States and Russia.


·      Responsible for the production of archival photographic prints captured by the artist; workflow includes the printing of images using a large-format Epson 9890, the archiving and editioning each work    en verso, and building frames specific to new work and commissioned pieces.


·      Responsible for providing technical lighting and compositional assistance during photography shoots.





·      Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Camera Raw

·      Large format digital printing workflow using Epson 9890

·      Scanning of multiple film formats and plates using Epson scanners, Digital ICE technology, and Silverfast 8 SE.

·      Mixing and maintenance of darkroom chemistry including many personalized developer formulas

·      Operation of laboratory hot-plates for emulsion-making, and other wet lab chemistry.

·      Very proficient in the formulation of handmade gelatin film.

·      Knowledgeable of the application and forumlation of many historic processes such as: gelatin-bromide dry plate, wet plate collodion, albumen printing, platiunum-palladium printing, van Dyke printing,   salt printing, and cyanotypes.





Newsweek: Frank Relle Brings New Orleans to Moscow






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Bruce Sharky

Vincent Valenzuela

Robert Lose

United States Embassy