Be a part of our education program

Be a part of our education program

August 4th, 2010  |  Published in News

Professional photojournalists, this is your opportunity to give back to the people of New Orleans by investing time with the young visual journalists of tomorrow.

We are looking for six to eight team leaders. Team leaders will lead a team of about three students in a visual essay on a particular topic. About, 20 young photographers will have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with some of the photojournalists that told the stories of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation in a one-day workshop.

The workshop is a free and open to students ages 13 to 20.

The Telling Their Stories: The Soul of New Orleans Workshop is designed to promote storytelling of a people and culture in the Crescent City in the years after Hurricane Katrina. The workshop will encourage students to document and reveal the unbroken soul of the city through its people, places and landmarks through still photography and multi-media storytelling.

If you are interested in participating or know someone who would like to participate, please contact Johnny Hanson at 713-703-7708.

More information on the educational program can be found on our education page.

Photo by Jennifer Zdon | The Time-Picayune

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About The Project

When photographers converged on the convention center in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, a survivor cried out, "Thank God, the press is here.”

Her words expressed a sentiment that characterizes the storytelling and relationships between the people of the Gulf Coast and the media that developed in the months that followed.

On Thursday, August 19, a juried exhibit of Katrina imagery opened at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art coinciding with the 5-year anniversary of the disaster.

The exhibit, and a program of workshops and seminars explore the past, present and future of visual storytelling of Gulf Coast disasters.

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