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Portraits from Week 42

We’re excited to share with you the forty-second week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Patricia Gay, Jan Ramsey, Sunny Norman, Angela Gregory, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and Judy Watts. Patricia Gay, by Saegan Swanson “Patty is one of the country’s strongest voices for preservation in the broadest sense. She knows all of the facts and figures, as… Read more »

Portraits from Week 40

We’re excited to share with you the fortieth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Clay Shaw, Rev. Fred Luter, Oscar Isentrout, Mary Louise Christovich, Becky Zaheri, and Brother Martin Hernandez. A Portrait of Clay LaVerne Shaw, by D. Lammie-Hanson  “Clay Shaw was a gentleman and a gentle man. Alas, we are in all too short… Read more »

Portraits from Week 36

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-sixth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Mary Rowe, Ruth Benerito, Greg Rusovich, Matt Schwartz, Peggy Scott Laborde, and Sean Payton. Mary Rowe, by Maddie Stratton “When all the pundits and all the experts were saying we couldn’t rebuild New Orleans, the people said, ‘Excuse me —… Read more »

Portraits from Week 35

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-fifth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Roger Ogden,Sybil Morial, Harry Batt Sr., Jean Gordon, Arthur Roger, and Marion Abramson. Roger Ogden: Collector of the South, by Gabriel Flores “All over the state and the South, you’ll meet people who’ll tell you things about Roger’s generosity.” —… Read more »

Portraits from Week 34

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-fourth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Stocker Fontelieu, Chris Owens, Alden McDonald, Karen Gadbois, Bob Merrick, and John T. Scott. Stocker Fontelieu, by Michael McManus “He was theatrical, but, then, he WAS theater.” — Frank Gagnard, a retired Times-Picayune critic, in a 2009 interview with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune… Read more »

Portraits from Week 32

We’re excited to share with you the thirty-second week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Bishop Paul S. Morton, Angela Hill, Donald E. Powell, Y Van Vu, Walker Percy, and Kermit Ruffins. For the Greater…, by Jessica Strahan “Our purpose is to change a generation. We have to do it and we have to do… Read more »

Portraits from Week 29

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-eighth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Lin Emery, George Porter Jr., Archbishop Antoine Blanc, Anne Milling, C.C. Dejoie Sr., and Robert “Sonny” Vaucresson. Lin Emery, by Alexandra Kilburn “Sculpture is living, it’s vital, it’s changeable. Even when you walk around it, it can be something different. Drawing is… Read more »

Portraits from Week 24

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-fourth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Sam Zemurray, King Oliver, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Ruthie Frierson, Eleanor McMain, and Kid Ory. A Portrait of Sam Zemurray, Maddie Stratton “It has been my pleasure to have known Sam Zemurray for many, many years, and I can… Read more »

Portraits from Week 22

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-second week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including John Schwegmann, Terence Blanchard, Andrew Higgins, Nash Roberts, E. J. Bellocq, and Diana Lewis. John G. Schwegmann, by Connie Kittok “Schwegmann — or Schwegmann’s, as New Orleanians invariably call it — was never a trendy supermarket, never the kind… Read more »

Portraits from Week 19

We’re excited to share with you the nineteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Oretha Castle Haley, Edith Stern, Edgar Stern, Scott Cowen, Sam Cortese, and Leslie Jacobs. Oretha Castle Haley, by Jessica Strahan “There has been progress on one level: We have successfully addressed overt racial discrimination. But mostly, we have an illusion… Read more »