Program

Photo by David Grunfeld | New Orleans Times-Picayune

Covering Tragedy in Your Own Community

Telling Their Stories will present a free afternoon program open to the public on Saturday August 21, 2010 at the Ogden Museum in New Orleans.

Planned presentations and panel discussions include:

Douglas Brinkley
Renowned author and historian Douglas Brinkley will be the featured speaker of our program.

In Our Backyard
A panel discussion featuring photojournalists from along the gulf coast discussing the challenges presented when covering a storm that occurs where they live.

Five Years Later

Times-Picayune photojournalist take us along on their five year journey of documenting Hurricane Katrina and the city’s recovery process since the storm.

The Soul of New Orleans Workshop
On Friday twenty New Orleans students will spend the day working hand-in-hand with some of the photojournalists that told the stories of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation on their own mini-projects. On Saturday they will share their experiences and present the photographs their work.

Specific speakers and details of the program will be posted when they are finalized.

The event is free, but registration is appreciated.

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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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