awards and accolades Photographs from Fish Town have been published by CNN Photos and the Oxford American, and have also been exhibited at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans (2012/2013, 2015/2016 Currents exhibitions), and the Multi-Media Museum of Photography in Moscow for 2014 New Orleans in Photographs exhibition sponsored by the United States Embassy. Fish Town was a 2015 Lange-Taylor Prize finalist (Center for Documentary Studies/Duke), 2013 Critical Mass finalist, and a finalist for both the Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography and for the Clarence John Laughlin Award (New Orleans Photo Alliance) in 2013 amongst other awards. Select photographs from Fish Town will also be the featured culture photo essay in the 2017 New Orleans Guestbook, published by Morris Media. About JT Blatty: Jenn Tuero (J. T.) Blatty was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1978. She graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2000 and served six years as an active-duty U.S. Army officer, which included first-rotation combat deployments into Afghanistan and Iraq. After completing her service to the military and inspired by a love of capturing life, people and her personal experiences with disposable cameras, notebooks, and pens, she pursued photography and writing as her career. She currently resides in New Orleans, where she returned in 2010, after a photo internship with National Geographic Traveler. In addition to working commissions for private and commercial clients, she is also a regular contributor to The New Orleans Advocate and a FEMA Disaster Reservist photographer. Blatty's work has been exhibited in the Multimedia Moscow House of Photography in Russia, the Borges Cultural Center in Argentina, the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, and, on multiple occasions, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, among other museums and galleries. Her photographs and articles have appeared in CNN Photos, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, The Oxford American, National Geographic Traveler, Charleston Magazine, Savannah Magazine, the Delaware News Journal, and the Sentinel, among many others. In between photography projects and commissions, Blatty has been writing a book about her experiences in the military during a time of combat and the challenges and adaptations she faced as a young adult graduating from West Point a year before 9/11.