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Profiled in the Picayune: Loyola photographer Harold Baquet

Loyola press release - December 7, 2010

Official Loyola University New Orleans photographer Harold Baquet was recently profiled in the Times-Picayune for his long, illustrious career, community activism and, more importantly, winning his battle against cancer.

In August, Baquet was honored for his dedication and service to the campus community with the President’s Medal, one of the university’s highest honors, by University President Reverend Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D.

Baquet has been telling the university’s story through pictures since 1989, chronicling everything from the arrival of new classes and academic programs, to building dedications, and recovery of the campus following Hurricane Katrina. Baquet, whose family has been entrenched in New Orleans for generations, also regularly depicts the lifestyle of the city in his photos, showcasing what it means to live in one of the nation’s most unique cities. He is widely known among the New Orleans photography community and his work has been seen in galleries across the city and in several local and national publications.