SHORT BIOI was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. I have lived in Austin for over thirty-five years but I still haven’t lost my “Noo Awlins” accent!  I still feel like a stranger in a strange land. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Edward’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Photo-Journalism in 1984. I received a number of honors, including being recognized in Who’s Who in American Universities and being named Outstanding Photography Student for 1984. During my undergraduate years, I was also 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.  I served as Director of Photography for the Texas House of Representatives from 1996 to 2003.From 2001-2006, I returned to my alma mater, St. Edward’s University, to teach digital photography. Over the past twenty years, my photographs have received many awards and honors.  My photographs have been published in numerous magazines and publications among which are Third Coast, Landscapes, Texas Hill Country Magazine, Nursing Today, Texas Monthly and Texas Gardener Magazine.




  • 1990- Present: Freelance photographer, Alex Labry Photographer, Austin, TX, AlexLabry.com
  • 2001-2006: Adjunct Professor, St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX
  • 1996-2003: Photography Manager, 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, Photo Communications.


  • 2017 – Exhibition, Personal Reflections of Joan of Arc, Gibson-Barham Gallery, Imperial Calcasieu Museum, Lake Charles, LA,  January 19 – March 4, 2017
  • 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