Telling Their Stories. Hurricane Katrina.

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 2010, an exhibit of Katrina imagery opened at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans 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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