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April 5, 2009

BagNewsSalon: Since Katrina with Mario Tama

Since Hurricane Katrina, Getty photographer Mario Tama has produced compelling documentary images of life in New Orleans. Three-and-a-half years after the storm, we invite you to this BAGnewsSalon where we will discuss how Mario’s images look to us, one president and a major financial crisis later.


  • Panelists
  • Michael Shaw Host, Publisher, BagNewsNotes.
  • Mario Tama staff photographer at Getty Images.
  • Loret Steinberg Professor of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography/R.I.T.
  • Nathan Stormer Moderator – Professor of Communications and Journalism/U. of Maine.
  • Alan Chin Editor & Contributing Photographer, BagNews Originals.
  • Tim Fadek photographer at Polaris.
  • Michael Steinberg;photojournalist.
  • Aric Mayer photojournalist.
  • Yana Paskova photojournalist.
  • Michael Itkoff photographer / publisher at Daylight Magazine
  • Cara Finnegan Moderator, Professor of Communication – U. of Illinois, Co-editor: Visual Rhetoric: a reader in communication and American culture.
  • yg

    i was disappointed zoriah miller wasn’t here. perhaps his work will get a retrospective later on.
    i wanted to ask mario a question about an earlier image, but since the focus was solely on katrina, felt precluded from doing so.

  • Michael Shaw (The BAG)

    Thanks for the suggestion about looking at Zoriah’s work. Which image of Mario’s were you thinking about?

  • yg
  • Michael Shaw (The BAG)

    The Egypt photo is Miller’s. Did you have an earlier photo in mind that Mario Tama took? (Feel free to email me at address on sidebar if you like.)

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