We’re excited to share with you the forty-sixth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Dylan French Cole, aka “Mama D”, Staci Rosenberg, Rose Nicaud, Big Freedia, Carl Galmon, Wilbert Rawlins Jr., and Ida Richardson.
Mama D, by Sean Randall
“I can’t think of a better gift in the face of this tragedy than Mama D. She’s just the sweetest person. With this city being so sad right now, (it’s nice) to see her so willing to help bring smiles to our faces, the only ones we’ve had in two weeks.” — Lt. Ken Noack of the 82nd Airborne out of Fort Bragg in North Carolina, in a 2005 post-Katrina interview with The Times-Picayune (excerpt from Nola.com)
Staci Rosenberg, by Gabriel Flores
“Clearly, there was a huge void. I think there was a demand from the beginning. We didn’t know, but we really did fill a niche.” — Staci Rosenberg, Muses’ founder and captain, in a 2013 Times-Picayune interview in which she explained the Krewe of Muses’ genesis and enduring popularity (excerpt from Nola.com)
Rose Nicaud, by Maddie Stratton
“Her coffee was like the benediction that follows after prayer; or, if you prefer, like the benedictine after dinner.” — Catherine Cole, in the 1916 book “The Story of the Old French Market” (excerpt from Nola.com)
Big Freedia, by Gabriel Flores
“Being famous is a lot of work. It takes a lot of dedication to whatever you’re doing or whatever your craft may be. It definitely lives up to (the) words: more money, more problems.” — Big Freedia, to the Huffington Post (excerpt from Nola.com)
Carl Galmon, by Queen Hope Parker
“People around here try to put icing on the truth. When I tell the truth I don’t care who it hurts. I’m sorry that it does hurt, but it’s true.” — Carl Galmon, in a 1998 profile in The Times-Picayune (excerpt from Nola.com)
Ida Richardson, by Jeremy Paten
“The beautiful soul of a divinely inspired woman has sought out the poor and the friendless, the sick and the suffering, and has lifted them up. … Desiring no recognition, avoiding all publicity, anxious only to perform her highest duty, her chosen mission, she has poured out her devotion, for the love of her kind, for the love of God and of all his children.” — Charles Rosen, upon presenting The Daily Picayune’s Loving Cup for 1907 to Ida Richardson (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.