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
  • December 2015,  FQ Reflections, digital prints, Buffas Bar & Restaurant, 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
  • December 2016, curated by Catherine Todd, Photopia, Where Y’art Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  • 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 2016, Crescent City Brewhouse, Fedoracle 3, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • December 2015, Crescent City Brewhouse, Fedoracle 2, 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
  • December 2013, Hey! Café, Starry Lumen Prints,  New Orleans, Louisiana
  • December 2012, Crescent City Brewhouse, Fedoracle 1, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • July 2012, Big Top Gallery, Three Ring Circus Fundraiser, New Orleans,  Louisiana
  • July 2012, Du Mois Gallery, Cold Drink II, 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
  • February 2006, Neutralground Coffeehouse, Get Lost! New Orleans, Louisiana        
  • 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
  • PhotoNOLA Education Day Volunteer, 2014 – present
  • American Photo Safari, primary photo instructor, New Orleans, Louisiana 2010- present
  • Spring Equinox Lumen Print Workshop, workshop leader, St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, Louisiana, 2015
  • 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