New Orleans-based photographers lead panel discussion on Black cultural storytelling in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (NOLA WEEKEND) - How can art help bridge the gap in the community? That’s one question a special photography panel discussion focusing on Black cultural storytelling in New Orleans hopes to tackle.

The New Orleans Association of Black Journalists (NOABJ) hosts “Capturing the Culture: The Art of Storytelling through the Black Lens” from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at WYES-TV on Saturday, May 14.

Six well-known and respected New Orleans-based Black photographers with extensive experience capturing Black life, culture and art over the years will help lead the conversation.

“With this event, the audience will get a glimpse into the minds of some of our cities’ brightest visual storytellers; learning how do they approach one of the world’s greatest subjects, the Black culture of New Orleans,” panelist and photographer Larry Everage said.

The guest photography panel will give a masterclass on how to capture images that contribute to the culture in a positive way.

Photography panelists include New Orleans-based writer, photographer and artist L. Kasimu Harris, photographer and cultural documentarian Eric Waters, street and documentary photographer Dante Hendricks, photographer and videographer Larry Everage and photographer and performing artist Christine “C Freedom” Brown.

Big Chief Dow Edwards of the Timbuktu Warriors will also join the panel discussion. Edwards will help shed light on photographing Black Masking Indians.

This event is free and open to the public. Guests must RSVP to attend via Eventbrite.

Shan Bailey

Shan Bailey

Shan Bailey is the digital content producer and on-air personality for FOX 8 Nola Weekend. Shan is a creative storyteller who is passionate about creating compelling content that connects with audiences.