October 11, 2018

So Barbara Bush got married.

 I saw the headline today, so I was reminded of the night Barbara’s grandfather George H.W. Bush was nominated for president in New Orleans.

I was assigned to photograph the Vice President Bush and his family in their hotel room as they watch...

February 11, 2018

I was interviewed this week by KGUN9's Kevin Boughton about my Searching for Jackie Wallace story. It's a very sincere and thoughtful presentation. Thank you Kevin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zFdWjkd7Xg

November 2, 2017

Here’s to the great ones - my friends.

David Grunfeld, Chris Granger, Andrew Boyd, Brett Duke and Michael DeMocker.

Please accept this personal, heartfelt thank you - for all that you have meant to me over our years as we worked together at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.

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June 21, 2017

I’m still reeling from the events of Thursday afternoon. Please allow me a moment to compose myself. I am so honored and stunned to be named the first ever recipient of the Jim Amoss Award, awarded in honor of our former editor. I was surprised during a reception on th...

June 15, 2017

Walking through prison doors is always a culture shock. Hearing the heavy doors slam behind you is a sobering reminder that a crucial boundary has been crossed into a brutal world.

Pathetic faces and soft demeanors belie the real stories of why these men (mostly men) ar...

August 4, 2016

You won’t believe this story. I didn’t believe it either. But it’s true…at least as far as I can prove it to myself. It’s hard to swallow because it reads like one of the most famous lies ever told in New Orleans.

So if you’ll indulge me, here’s my little tale.

So there...

October 22, 2015

The news was shocking -- a plane crash near my hometown of McComb, Miss. These things don't happen here. But as my wife and I watched the news bulletins flash on TV, it was a big deal. It wasn't a Cessna; it was a Convair CV 240, a twin engine, 40-passenger plane that...

July 26, 2015

This evening the Press Club of New Orleans gave Ted Jackson its Lifetime Achievement Award, and Ted honored me by asking me to introduce him.  The audience was heavily represented by public relations professionals and some television journalists. I got the distinct imp...

We first encountered Ted Jackson on October 1, one month after Hurricane Katrina devastated three Southern coastal states and Lake Pontchartrain drowned New Orleans. He and several other photographers, all Katrina veterans, had come to Austin to participate in a panel...

July 31, 2003

Louisiana does not often find itself in the vanguard of an educational trend, at least not a positive one. And yet, as President Bush ordered the nation's educators to get serious about standardized testing and teacher accountability, we could report early results.

Dism...

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