We’re excited to share with you the thirty-seventh week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Henri Schindler, Steve Gleason, Carol Bebelle, Albert Dent, Mitch Landrieu, and Marc Morial.
Henri Schindler, by Alexandra Kilburn
“Carnival is such a kaleidoscope of color and detail. Even with the large ducal badges, you can’t see it until you’re right there. At a distance, you just see the ribbons. It’s the same with the floats — there are so many details. And the ball, the costumes, where all of this is in motion. It’s all very ephemeral; it was meant to be ephemeral, and that’s why they are treasures.” — Henri Schindler, in a 2006 interview with The Times-Picayune (excerpt from Nola.com)
Steve Gleason, by Sean Randall
“I’m pretty optimistic about the future. There’s a lot of life to be lived out there. I think my future is bigger than my past.” — Steve Gleason, on his retirement from the Saints, 18 months after the punt block that has defined his playing career (excerpt from Nola.com)
Carol Bebelle, by Jessica Strahan
“Art is an expression of culture, and when the art you see does not represent your lifestyle and culture, it’s another way of saying you don’t matter.” — Carol Bebelle, in a 2000 interview with The Times-Picayune (excerpt from Nola.com)
Dent Hall, by Queen Hope Parker
“While there must be someone sitting in at a lunch counter, there has to be another person sitting somewhere else at the same time, talking with the people in power and deciding how best to work out the problem. That was the role I chose, and, for me, it proved the most effective way of helping.” — Albert W. Dent, in a 1974 interview with The Times-Picayune (excerpt from Nola.com)
Mitch Landrieu, by Jeff Morgan
“We radiate beauty and grace in our food, in our music, in our architecture, in our joy of life, in our celebration of death; in everything that we do. We gave the world this funky thing called jazz, the most uniquely American art form that is developed across the ages from different cultures. Think about second lines, think about Mardi Gras, think about muffuletta, think about the Saints, gumbo, red beans and rice. By God, just think.” — Mitch Landrieu, on New Orleans, in 2017 (excerpt from Nola.com)
Marc Morial, by Jeremy Paten
“This city was in the prone position. It was like a patient and the family was sitting around, trying to decide whether to pull the plug. It was plagued by this coffee table rhetoric of, ‘I’m frightened, I’m getting out.’ Well, you don’t hear that anymore.” — Mark Morial, speaking to The New York Times in 1998 (excerpt from Nola.com)
Where Y’Art is the proud partner of Nola Media Group, the producers of Nola.com / The Times-Picayune for its 300 for 300 project, marking the tricentennial of New Orleans, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people who have made New Orleans, New Orleans.