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Servicewomen can enter photo contest

Tulane University and New Orleans Photo Alliance
January 31. 2018 10:55PM

NEW ORLEANS — All active, inactive reserve and retired servicewomen who have been assigned as photographers for any branch of the U.S. Military are invited to enter a photography competition, titled “Combat Camera: The Women Behind the Lens.”

The competition is sponsored by the Tulane School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) in partnership with The New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA).

Selected works will be displayed in a print exhibit in the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery from April 19 through May 31, 2018, in conjunction with Fleet Week 2018 New Orleans.

Selected images will also be made available as a digital slideshow for Tulane University campuses, military bases, VA hospitals and other locations to be announced.

The deadline for submissions is March 2, 2018, at 12:59 a.m. EST (March 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. CST).

The exhibition will pair official declassified photos from the women’s assigned military photography experience with images selected from their civilian lives. By pairing official and personal images, the exhibit will provide a unique perspective on the personal and professional lives of women who serve in the military.

“Images have the power to change perspectives and this exhibit will provide the community access to the behind-the-lens lives of the women who cover conflict and military experiences,” says Amy Dailey Williams, executive director of the New Orleans Photo Alliance.

The exhibition was inspired by SoPA students who were former combat photographers.

The Tulane School of Professional Advancement offers career-focused degrees and certificate programs in applied fields and the humanities that are catered to the busy schedules and specific needs of working adults. The school currently offers 26 undergraduate degree programs and four master’s programs, with classes available at its three campuses and online.

The New Orleans Photo Alliance is comprised of a diverse group of photographers who joined forces in 2006 to create unity and opportunity for photographers. It is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which currently includes more than 300 members from across the United States. Since its inception, the New Orleans Photo Alliance has sponsored numerous photographic exhibitions, workshops and educational programs including PhotoNOLA, the annual photography festival in New Orleans.

The application for the competition can be found at

Applicants with questions about, or who need clearance on work being submitted, should contact the Department of Defense public affairs office at


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