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“Telling Their Stories” Call For Entry & Education

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On Saturday, August 21, a juried exhibit of Katrina imagery will open at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art coinciding with the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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.

Call For Entries: Deadline is July 7, 2010
“We are looking for the best 50 images we can collect for presentation in the Telling Their Stories Exhibit at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Our goal is to educate and inform the public with images that provide context and meaning to the events that rattled the gulf coast on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Entries will first be juried by a panel of photojournalism leaders during the National Press Photographers Association’s Convergence ‘10 in Charleston, SC, from July 8-10, 2010.

The final exhibit will be curated from that juried pool b David Houston, Chief Curator and Co-Director of The Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Exhibition printing will be provided by Canon.

Invitations are being sent to members of the National Press Photographers Association and other select photographers but we’re always thrilled to see the work of others.

If you have compelling images from the storm or the aftermath, please contact us by filling out our form. You will receive information on how to send us your submissions after your application is accepted.”

Education: Workshop component
“As part of the Telling Their Stories photography exhibit, 20 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 photography workshop on Friday, Aug. 20.

The workshop is free and open to those interested from ages 13 to 18. Equipment and meals will be provided for the one-day event.

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.

To apply for this free workshop, contact us at or by calling Johnny Hanson at 713-703-7708. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2010.”