Natasha Sanchez is a photographer, songwriter, performer and photo instructor exploring, sharing and always inspired by the vast richness of our world. Her photographic works use a variety of mediums to share her worldview - 35mm film, recycled photographic paper used to create lumen prints, plus a smidge of digital. She chronicles her path in song by writing clever and thoughtful tunes that she performs as a solo acoustic act and in one-woman shows which features her storytelling and photography. Natasha travels the world, oftentimes without leaving her home state. When she's not searching for Himalaya, Louisiana, among other places, she lives and creates in New Orleans, Louisiana where she host songwriter nights and also teaches photography workshops focusing on exploring the different ways to see and photograph the world in which we live and create for ourselves. She performs and exhibits her work regularly. Her artistic/life mission/mantra is to Create Perform and hopefully Inspire others to do the same!

Curriculum Vitae


B.A. 1995 Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in Cultural Geography and Spanish

Specialties: Photography & songwriting with a philosophical approach.  Alternative & analogue photography; lumen printing, travel, nature & documentary photography, writing, songwriting, performance and performance art, public speaking, teaching


Solo Photographic Exhibitions

  • December 2017, Permanent Exhibition, lumen prints, Ocshner Imaging Center, Jefferson, LA

  • October 2017, Bon appetit, lumen prints, Cafe Degas, New Orleans, LA

  • December 2016, fLight, lumen prints, Euphorbia Kava Bar, New Orleans, LA

  • September2015, LA: The State of My World, silver gelatin, Hanchey Gallery, Natchitoches, LA

  • December 2013, Things I See, silver gelatin, Buffas Bar & Restaurant New Orleans, LA

  • December 2011, The State of My World, liquid emulsion, Buffas Bar & RestaurantNOLA

  • December 2010, Crescent City Illumenations, lumen prints, Julie Neill DesignsNOLA

Solo Performance and Presentations (Photography + Music)

  • March 2016, Multimedia Performance, Louisiana: The State of My World, Southeastern Louisiana University, Womens History Month, Hammond, LA

  • September 2015, Keynote Speaker, Multimedia Performance, The Louisiana World Tour, Louisiana Studies Conference, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA

  • September 2012, Multimedia Presentation, The State of My World, Louisiana Studies Conference, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana

  • December 2011, Multimedia Performance, The State of My World, Buffas Bar & Restaurant, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • January 2010, Multimedia Performance, Nattie at the DMV, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • January 2010, Multimedia Performance, Nattie at the DMV, FronteraFest, Hyde Park Theatre, Austin, Texas

  • September 2009, Featured Performer, My G-String is Out of Tune, the Salon, Allways Lounge, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • October – November 2008, Multimedia Performance, Nattie at the DMV, One Woman Show, Voodoo Mystere Lounge, New Orleans, Louisiana

Juried Photographic Exhibitions

  • August 2017 , juried by Shantrelle Lewis, Louisiana Contemporary presented by the Helis Foundation, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • April 2017, juried by Melissa Weber, aka DJ Soul Sister, Somebodys Got SOUL! SOUL! SOUL! Where Y’art Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • July 2016, juried by Josephine Sacabo, Interpreted Reality, Galeria Photo/Graphic, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

  • November, 2013, online exhibition juried by Zeb Andrews, LenZless, Plates to Pixels, Portland, Oregon

  • September 2013, juried by Shannon Beals, Botanicals, Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, Virginia

  • April, 2012, juried by Josephine Sacabo, Call & Response, New Orleans Photo Alliance, NOLA

  • September 2012, curated by Tonya Excho, Random Daze, Rose Keller Library, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • February 2011, juried by Dave Jordano, Human Artifact, Darkroom/Vermont Photo Space, Essex Junction, Vermont

  • August 2010, juried by Clint Willour, GULF, New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • April 2010, juried by Nick Spitzer, Louisiana Road Trip, N.O. Jazz & Heritage Festival, Grandstand in partnership with the New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA

  • September 2006, curated by Ouch My Eye, Cui Bono: Who Benefits?, Ouch My Eye Gallery, Seattle, Washington

Selected Group Photo Exhibitions

  • December 2018, Sullivan Stained Glass, Proceed to the Route: group show w Renee Allie, Thom Bennett & Bryce Lankard, New Orleans, LA

  • December 2018-12, Crescent City Brewhouse, Fedoracle New Orleans, Louisiana

  • December 2014, Surrey’s Restaurant, 21st Century Photographs, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • September 2014, Hermann-Grima House, Crescent City Illumenations, New Orleans, LA

  • June, 2014, New Orleans Photo Alliance, Members Exhibition, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • July 2012, Big Top Gallery, Three Ring Circus Fundraiser, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • April 2012, Jazz Fest Gallery, Femme Fest, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • April 2008 Neutralground Coffeehouse 2008Betty the Bullhorn New Orleans, Louisiana

  • August 2007, Canal Place, Cemetaryscape, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • September 2006, Brooklyn Lyceum. SURGE! NOLA on High Ground, Brooklyn, New York

  • September 2005, Hyde Park Grill, Gulf Coast Art Show, Austin, Texas

  • June 2005, East Jefferson Library, Bridges Connect, Metairie, Louisiana

  • June 2005, Martha Mabey Gallery, Women in Art, Biloxi, Mississippi

  • July 2003, St. Tammany Art Association, Jack Swanson Photo Exhibit, Covington, Louisiana

Group Performance

  • April 2010, Cordelia was The Fool, curated by Michael Martin, Allways Lounge, NOLA

  • September 2009, UNROUTE (My G-String Is Out of Tune), curated by Reese Johanson, Blue Nile, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • April 2008, Women & War (as Nattie),curated by Diana Shortez & Jen Pagan, Contemporary Arts Center & Ashe Cultural Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photographic Publications

  • "Play Ball" F-Stop Magazine Street Photography issue #81

  • The State of My World: Songs & Photos from the Louisiana World Tour, self published, 2016

  • Crescent City Illumenations: lumen prints from N.O. Garden District, self published, 2013

  • Nattie at the DMV: Songs, Stories & Photos of self-discovery in unlikely places & faces, self-published, 2009

  • How to Make A Starry Lumen Print online article on Alternative 2013

  • The Class of 2019 F-Stop Magazine (online) Issue #41 Concerned Photography

Community Outreach, Workshops & Lectures

  • New Orleans Photo Alliance, served as Vice President from 2014-2017

  • American Photo Safari, primary photo instructor, New Orleans, Louisiana 2010- present

  • Sun Print Sundays, workshop leader, Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, New Orleans, Louisiana 2018-19

  • Spring Equinox Lumen Print Workshop, workshop leader, St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, Louisiana, 2015

  • PhotoNOLA Education Day Volunteer, 2014 – present

  • CAC Family Cyanotype Day, workshop leader with Jennifer Shaw, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, 2013

  • Big Top Photography Camp for Kids, assistant to Jennifer Shaw, Three Ring Circus, New Orleans, 2011

  • Visiting Artist Lecture & Presentation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 2010



  • “Ongoing Must See Exhibits from PhotoNOLA” April SieseDecember,

  • “Along the PhotoNOLA Trail” D.Eric Bookhardt December, 2010 Gambit Weekly

  • “'Cordelia' gives local women a forum” Molly ReidMay, 2010 Times-Picayune

  • “The Baroness' reigns: Diana Shortes' soaring performance is one of several solo flights at Voodoo Mystere” David Cuthbert, November 2009, Times-Picayune

  • “Here Yet Ever There” Benne Rockett November, 2005 Austin Chronicle