Nat Geo and New Orleanians Photograph the Lower Ninth Ward

On August 7 and 8, 2015, the Your Shot team, along with National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner, put on a workshop for residents of the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans. With the support of Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick of the L9 Center for the Arts, students were given cameras and lessons on how to use them and were sent out into their neighborhoods to tell their stories. A lot of stories about the Lower Ninth Ward are told through the eyes of outsiders, but these images are from the point of view of those who live there. Students were given critiques by National Geographic editors, as well as photographers Susan Sterner and David Y. Lee.