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Capturing New Orleans: Photographer Charles Lovell in Conversation with Gwen Thompkins
Join us for a Bright Lights Online conversation with the LEH’s 2020 Michael P. Smith Memorial Award for Documentary Photography recipient, Charles Lovell, on New Orleans’s vibrant street culture and its historic draw for photographers. Lovell will be in conversation with Music Inside Out host Gwen Thompkins. Audience Q & A will follow.
About Charles Lovell
Charles Muir Lovell, recipient of the 2020 Michael P. Smith Memorial Award for Documentary Photography, has long been passionate about photographing people within their
cultures. When he moved to New Orleans in 2008, he began documenting the city’s second
line parades and social aid and pleasure clubs, capturing and preserving for posterity a
unique and vibrant part of Louisiana’s rich cultural heritage.

About Gwen Thompkins
Gwen Thompkins is a New Orleans native and music aficionado with an established career in journalism that includes experience as senior editor for NPR’s Weekend Edition and as the network’s East Africa correspondent. She is currently the host of WWNO’s Music Inside Out and serves as the New Orleans correspondent for NPR’s World Café.

Caption: Black Men of Labor Second Line, Tremé, New Orleans, 2016. Photo by Charles Lovell

Bright Lights Online is presented by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Entergy.

Jan 15, 2021 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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