Tuesdays in the Newsroom, the Gazette’s popular speaker series, is back for the season starting Tuesday, Oct. 10 with a special event at Featherstone Center for the Arts.

The inaugural event will feature photographers whose work is being shown this month at the Francine Kelly Gallery as part of the exhibit, Vineyard Gazette Photography: Eyes of the Island. The photographers will tell some of the stories behind their pictures in a session called How I Took that Shot.

The event begins at Featherstone at 5:30 p.m. with a short reception and will end promptly at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but contributions are welcome. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your ticket in advance at newsroom.bpt.me.

The Eyes of the Island exhibit includes 150 news photographs and portraits that appeared in the Vineyard Gazette or on our website over the past half-century, along with a sample of the individual work of 11 Vineyard photographers whose work regularly appears in the newspaper. The Gazette portion of the exhibit includes dramatic shots taken during major hurricanes and fires, feature photographs from the Ag Fair, Fourth of July parade and other signature Vineyard events, and images of notable Vineyarders and frequent visitors, including Dorothy West, Allen Whiting, Walter Cronkite, Lady Bird Johnson and Art Buchwald. Visitors to the exhibit are asked to vote on their favorite images.

The photographers featured in the exhibit are: Ray Ewing, Albert O. Fischer, Tim Johnson, Mark Lovewell, Lanny McDowell, Alison L. Mead, Steve Myrick, Alison Shaw, Jeanna Shepard, Peter Simon and Maria Thibodeau.

The exhibit is a collaboration between the Gazette and Featherstone and is open daily from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesdays in the Newsroom are normally held at the Gazette office at 34 South Summer Street in Edgartown. The next event, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 14, will bring together Viet Nam War veterans to discuss the recently aired documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.