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.  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 years, my photographs have received many awards and honors.  My photographs have been published in numerous magazines and publications. 


  • 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



  • 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 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


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