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The Lingering Legacy of the Katrina Photographs

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 will open at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art coinciding with the 5-year anniversary of the disaster.

The National Press Photographers Association invites you to the opening of this exhibit, and a program of workshops exploring the past, present and future of visual storytelling of Gulf Coast disasters.

The photos will be auctioned with the proceeds going to the Ogden Museum photography in schools program.

Any involvement or support is greatly appreciated. This is a grass-roots effort by photographers on the Gulf Coast.

Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Also contact us if:

• You know of any interested students who would benefit from photography programs in the greater New Orleans area.
• You have Katrina related imagery you would like to submit for the exhibit.

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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