The second annual Mardi Gras 2009,360 Degrees is planned for February 19 to February 26, 2009 in New Orleans. This 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. Registration is now open on its website, with details, costs, etc.
The event is spearheaded by Andy Levin who, along with Donna Ferrato, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Alan Chin, Lori Waselchuk, and others, will be its faculty. Arrangements are being undertaken to hold the workshops at the Alliance Francaise just off St. Charles Avenue off the parade route.
I wish I could attend this event, but its timing conflicts with one of my photo expeditions, but there's some solace in visiting its website to listen to its opening screen's foot thumping "soundtrack". Trust me, you'll spend a while enjoying it, while looking at great work from the inaugural workshop.