Saturday, July 16, 2016

Historic New Orleans Collection Acquires Archive of Harlod F. Baquet

The Historic New Orleans Collection has announced that it has received a bequest of the archive of distinguished New Orleans photojournalist Harold F. Baquet (1958–2015). 

According to the Collection, Baquet's work "captured African-American life in New Orleans—from the music and cultural scenes, to the contributions of civic leaders and the working class. 

"The archive expands THNOC’s vast photography holdings and adds to the documentation of African-American life in New Orleans. It also marks the institution’s first complete photographic collection by a black photographer."

There is more on this significant bequest here, from the Guardian, and here, from the Louisiana Weekly.

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