TTS Workshop Featured on NBC Nightly NewsTTS Workshop Featured on NBC Nightly News

TTS Workshop Featured on NBC Nightly News

A great piece on the student workshop on the NBC Nightly News today. Check out the broadcast story on their website, along with an online gallery of the student’s photos.

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Standing Room Only

The Telling Their Stories program was a standing-room only success at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans.

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Taking It To The Streets

Twenty-six area students took to the streets of New Orleans Friday during a day-long workshop.

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Exhibit Opens With Crowded Reception

The exhibit opened to favorable reviews and large crowds Thursday night at the Ogden

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Ready to Show

The great folks at the Ogden are putting the finishing touches on the exhibit and the opening reception is just a few hours away.

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Meet The Photographers

Visit our new photographers page for short biographies of the 35 photographers whose work was selected for the exhibit.

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Exhibit Featured Today in the Times-Picayune

A tip of our cap goes out to New Orleans Times-Picayune arts writer Doug MacCash who manages to eloquently say in just over 500 words what takes a photojournalist at least the proverbial 1,000.

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Exhibit Opens This Week

The exhibit opening is just around the corner. Make plans to join us on Thursday, August 19th!

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Be a part of our education program

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.

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Selection Process is Complete

Curator David Houston has made his final selection of images for the exhibit.


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TTS Workshop Featured on NBC Nightly News


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A great piece on the student workshop on the NBC Nightly News today. Check out the broadcast story on their website, along with an online gallery of the student’s photos.
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Standing Room Only


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The Telling Their Stories program was a standing-room only success at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans Saturday, August 21, 2010. Jim Tucker, speaker for the Louisiana House of Representatives, opened the program with commentary on his experience from Hurricane Katrina.

“We are moving in the right direction, trying to put back the pieces of a city that is so unique to the world,” Tucker said.

Tucker, who said he was very moved by the 53-image exhibit of Katrina photographs, introduced keynote speaker Douglas Brinkley. Brinkley, a historian and professor at Rice University, stressed the need for the Gulf Coast region to preserve the south Louisiana wetlands. Brinkley also expressed gratitude for the photographers showing the perils of Katrina to the world.
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Taking It To The Streets


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Twenty-six area students took to the streets of New Orleans Friday during a day-long workshop. They were guided by team leaders Willie Allen Jr, Kathy Anderson, Tom Fox, David Grunfeld, Richard Hannon, Johnny Hanson, Brad Kemp, Denise McGill, James Nielsen and Mario Tama.

The students’ photos will be show as the finale of the seminar on Saturday, so if you are coming to the Ogden, make sure to stay until the end to see the work of these talented and energetic young photographers.

Photo by Tom Fox | The Dallas Morning News


Exhibit Opens With Crowded Reception


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The exhibit opened to favorable reviews and large crowds Thursday night at the Ogden. A nice account of the evening from Tom Fox of the Dallas Morning News can be found on the DMN photo staff blog.
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Ready to Show


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The great folks at the Ogden are putting the finishing touches on the exhibit and the opening reception is just a few hours away. So if you are in New Orleans, please join us for the opening reception during Ogden After Hours between 6-8pm tonight, and follow along here at TellingTheirStories.com for updates on the workshop Friday.

Photo by Smiley N. Pool | Houston Chronicle


Meet The Photographers


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Visit our photographers page for short biographies of the 35 photographers whose work was selected for the exhibit.


Exhibit Featured Today in the Times-Picayune


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As visual journalists, we take great pride in our ability to tell stories with images, but a tip of our cap goes out to New Orleans Times-Picayune arts writer Doug MacCash who manages to eloquently say in just over 500 words what takes a photojournalist at least the proverbial 1,000. Check out his excellent account of the exhibit at nola.com

Photo by Matt Rose | The Time-Picayune


Exhibit Opens This Week


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The exhibit opening is just around the corner. Bradley Sumrall of the Ogden is hard at work preparing to hang the set of prints generously provided by Jerry Ward and Bob Malish at Canon.

Make plans to join us on Thursday, August 19th at the Ogden during Ogden After Hours.

More information on the program can be found on our schedule page.


Be a part of our education program


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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


Selection Process is Complete


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Curator David Houston has made his final selection of images for the exhibit.

The jury process was completed during the NPPA Convergence in Charleston, SC on July 10, 2010 . The panel consisted of Tom Kennedy, Ron Londen, Tim Rasumussen and Bruce Strong who volunteered their time to judge a total of 594 entries from 87 photographers from around the world.

Those photographs were then forwarded to David at the Ogden who completed his selection of images for the show this week.   His selections are now being sent to Canon for printing.

For clarification,  this was not a contest, it is a juried exhibit. There were no winners per se. This was a juried process to find the best images to tell the story of what happened five years ago. One observer described the jury panel process as, “more like watching a story being edited than watching a contest being judged.”

That being said, we know everyone is anxious to know if  whose photos were be selected for the exhibit, so here is the list of the photographers whose work was selected by the jury and curator for inclusion in the show: Continue →


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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