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Hi Friends and Photographers,

Spicy Gumbo Photo Workshop is filling fast, with a few spaces remaining. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from working documentary photographers, Debbie Fleming Caffery and Carlan Tapp, while exploring Louisiana’s colorful and rich culture. Want to learn more about the area please visit The March/April issue features Breau Bridge, our workshop location. Meanwhile, both Debbie and Carlan have had busy and eventful beginnings to the new year:

Debbie had the honor of having one of her photographs (Polly’s Hand) in the January 18, 2009 Washington Post Sunday Magazine Inauguration issue. The photograph was selected to accompany Yusef Komayakaa’s poem, “Fleshing out the Season.” For Debbie, having this particular photograph selected for President Obama’s inauguration was a joyous occasion that few photographers get to experience. Her only wish was that Polly had lived to see this historic event. The photograph is one of the many powerful images from Debbie’s book, “Polly.” Also, check out Debbie’s studio in February’s issue of Photo District News, and her work in the upcoming March issue of online Fraction Magazine at

January was also an eventful month for Carlan. He traveled to Kingston, Tennessee to cover the coal fly ash sludge disaster that occurred on December 22, 2008. 5.4 million cubic yards of toxic coal sludge surged into the confluence of the Emory and Clinch Rivers, covering 300 acres of rural Tennessee land and waterways. Carlan spent 8 days photographing and interviewing residents who were impacted by the disaster. While there he had the opportunity to meet and consult with Erin Brochovich on the magnitude of the disaster. To see the first of this work please go to: Carlan also joins Debbie as a featured photographer in the March issue of Fraction Magazine at Honestly, it really was a coincidence.

To register for the workshop please go to Don’t hesitate to drop us an email if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in June.