SHORT BIOI was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. Even though I’ve lived in Austin for many years I still haven’t lost my “Noo Awlins” accent!  I still feel like a stranger in a strange land. In 1984, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Edward’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Photography. While at SEU I received a number of honors, including being recognized in Who’s Who in American Universities, named Outstanding Photography Student for 1984 and editor of the yearbook. In 1987, I went to graduate school at The University of Texas at Austin and graduated in 1991 with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography. I am a past president of Texas Photographic Society, a past vice-president of Lone Star Photographic Workshops and a past director of PhotoWork Gallery in Austin.


  • 2022- Arts and Humanities Advisory Board, St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX
  • 1990- Present: Freelance photographer, Alex Labry Photographer, Austin, TX,
  • 2001-2006: Adjunct Professor, St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX
  • 1996-2003: Photography Director, Texas House of Representatives, Austin, TX
  • 1980-1984: President, Labry Commercial Interiors, Austin, TX
  • 1975-1990: President, The Office Company, Inc., Austin, TX


  • 1987-1991 University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX,  Masters of Fine Art, Studio Art Photography.
  • 1981-1984 St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX, B.A., Magnum Cum Laude, Photojournalism


  • 2023 – Creative Quarterly 71, three awards for Excellence, one honorable mention. Creative Quarterly 71 Gallery
  • 2022 – Group exhibition, Ariodante ContemporaryGallery, Second Place
  • 2021 – Historic New Orleans Collection accepts my three books into its permanent collection. New Orleans, LA
  • 2020 – Group Exhibition, Ariodante Gallery, New Orleans, LA, September – October
  • 2018 – Group Exhibition, Fête de Jean d’Arc, Hotêl Groslot, Orléans, France, May – September
  • 2017 – Exhibition, Personal Reflections of Joan of Art, Imperial Calcasieu Museum, Lake Charles, LA,  
  • 2016 – Personal Reflections of Joan of Arc, Precision Camera, Austin, Texas, November, 2016 – January, 2017
  • 2016 – Personal Reflections of Joan of Arc, Firehouse Gallery, Greater Baton Rouge Arts Council,  Baton Rouge, LA
  • 2015 – Salon de Jeanne d’Arc, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA.,  Lecture & Book Reception, Mini Exhibition
  • 2015 – Personal Reflections of Joan of Arc, Pro-Jex Gallery, Austin, TX
  • 2014 – Six Austin Artists: Diverse Views/Diverse Art: Quest Lecturer, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • 2012 – Mystique de Jeanne d’Arc, Old Ursuline Convent, New Orleans, LA
  • 2003 – Twenty Years of Graduate Photography, Creative Research Laboratory, Austin, TX
  • 2001 – Art Faculty Exhibition, St Edward’s University, Austin, TX
  • 1999 – Texas Photographic Society, National Jury Exhibition, San Antonio, TX
  • 1997- International Photography Competition, Juror Portfolio Award, San Miguel de Allende, MEXICO
  • 1997 – Cimetierie du Pére Lachaise, Pro-Jex Gallery, Austin, TX
  • 1995 – New American Talent, Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, TX
  • 1995 – Counter Point, National Juried Competition, Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX
  • 1995 – Bucking the Texan Myth, Austin Visual Arts Association, Juror’s Award, Austin, TX
  • 1994 – Crossroads/Encrucijadas, Galleria Sin Fronertas, Austin, TX
  • 1993 – Gender Fact or Fiction, Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, TX
  • 1992 – Portraits de la Vie Chicano, Cité Universitaire, Paris, FRANCE
  • 1991 – Texas Photographic Society, Juror’s Exhibition Award, Austin, TX