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I was inspired to create this exhibition after seeing the work of my students who had been combat camera or MCC media corp. My idea was to pair the combat images from their work enviroments with images of their personal off duty life in an effort to call attention to their depth of experience, their incredible technical skills and also their incredible life responsibilities outside of their on duty requirements to always take exceptional images. In the Fall of 2017, I reached out to the New Orleans Photo Alliance to help make the print exhibition happen. The work was submitted through their entry thingy account run by Seth Boonchai and was juried by Photo Alliance President Lisa Cates, Mike Wallace, Director of Emergency and Security Studies at the School of Professional Advancement, and myself. The request for print images went out to those accepted and the prints were created by Seth Boonchai under the supervision of NOPA President Lisa Cates. The exhibition was hung under the supervision of New Orleans Photo Alliance President Lisa Cates by Todd Rennie, Jennifer Williams and other nopa volunteers. The opening packed the NOPA gallery. Director Rivera of the VA Hospital spoke as did Mike Wallace and Dr. Amanda Garcia of SoPA. Then as everyone listened to the photographers who were able to come in for the opening spoke about their work. I am very grateful to everyone who came together to help make this happen for these exceptional women. A slidehow of select images from the exhibition will be running on Media Walls and screens at the Tulane Lavin Bernick Center and the two SoPA campuses as well. below is an example along with other images of the exhibit. This was funded in part by the Lavin Bernick Faculty Grant that I was awarded through the Tulane Provost's office. https://academicaffairs.tulane.edu/funded-programs/lbgrants The print exhibition will be up at the New Orleans Photo Alliance until May 31st. Go see it. Tell your friends. Don't miss it.