American Tulane photographer
(California, 1976 – )
Jonathan Traviesa (b. 1976, California) is an artist and photographer based in New Orleans since 1997. Recognized by the New Orleans Photo Alliance’s inaugural Michael P. Smith Award in 2009, his work has also been featured at the New Orleans Museum of Art; Fotofest Houston; Winkleman Gallery, New York; the Louisiana State Museum at the Cabildo and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, among other venues. He is a founding member of The Front co-op gallery on St. Claude Avenue and has taught photography in the Newcomb Art Department of Tulane University for the past six years. Traviesa holds a BA from the University of New Orleans and in 2014 earned an MFA from Tulane University, where he is presently on the arts faculty teaching photography.