Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Mardis Gras Photo Event

This event is a terrific concept, and a tribute to those who engineered it.

“Mardi Gras 2008, 360 Degrees” is a hybrid photo event and workshop that seeks to bring photographers together to document the ritual that defines New Orleans and illuminates the city’s culture two years after it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

Activities are planned the week before Mardi Gras, including workshops and presentations by established professionals and industry parters. Photographers will team together to edit their own work and uploaded to the event's servers, then reviewed by a team of editors. The selected photographs are toA terrific idea be printed for immediate display, salon style, and offered for sale to the public, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the New Orleans Photo Alliance.

This program is intended for professional and advanced photographers who want to further hone their artistic and editorial skills in the context of a competitive environment.

The grassroots project “Mardi Gras 2008, 360 Degrees” is partnership of members of the Lightstalkers virtual photographic community, 100eyes, an organization created to promote collective work of photographers, and the New Orleans Photo Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the profile of the New Orleans photography community.

Mardi Gras 2008, 360 Degrees