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New Orleans shown through eyes of Loyola photographer

Loyola press release - February 11, 2010

Award-winning Loyola University New Orleans photographer Harold Baquet will exhibit and discuss his 30-year career in photography and tell the stories behind the images he has captured during that career.

“Harold Baquet: A Retrospective” takes place Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m., in Miller Hall, Room 114. It is free and open to the public.

Baquet will discuss his Louisiana roots, as a member of a seven-generation Louisiana family. He will talk about New Orleans culture, music, food, faith, politics and racial identity, among other topics, and he will show photos of historic events and people he has documented over the years.

Baquet will also cover the skill sets young people who want to pursue photography as a career should develop.

School of Mass Communication professor Lisa Martin, said she planned the event to expose the Loyola community to wider view of Baquet’s work.

“You see him photographing Loyola all the time, but you never get to see the personal side of his work,” Martin said. “This is going to be an opportunity to see New Orleans though the eyes of Harold Baquet.”

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Intercultural Understanding and the Center for the Study of New Orleans.

For more information on the event, contact Martin at 504-865-3428 or lmartin@loyno.edu.