Posts Tagged ‘photography’

1963 New Orleans Freedom March

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, the following images (previously blogged about here) highlight the September 30, 1963 Freedom March in New Orleans.

While lunch counters and department stores had begun to desegregate in New Orleans by the summer of 1963, public administration had not yet implemented wide-spread desegregation efforts. On August 9, 1963, New Orleans Mayor Victor Schiro signed an agreement to desegregate public buildings, including City Hall; begin hiring qualified blacks for city positions; and cease appealing court desegregation orders or harassing businesses that were in the process of desegregating. However, only portions of the agreement were actually implemented, and on September 30, more than 10,000 whites and blacks marched from Shakespeare Park (now A.L. Davis Park) to City Hall to present the “Petition to the Greater New Orleans Community” demanding the realization of the August 9 agreement and other directives. The Mayor and other white politicians refused to meet with the protesters, so a week later, Reverend A.L. Davis presented the petition to City Council. Protests and demonstrations continued in New Orleans throughout the fall and winter of 1963, with City Hall’s cafeteria finally being desegregated shortly thereafter.

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Don Hubbard at left.

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At left Revius Ortique and Father Twomey.

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Left to right: unidentified, Rev. Avery Alexander, Solis Elie (foreground), Rev. A.L. Davis.

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Left to right (foreground): Father Twomey, Solis Elie , Ernest Morial.  Also featured in image – Rev. A.L. Davis and Rev. Avery Alexander.

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Left to right (foreground): Dr. Leonard Burns, Oretha Castle Haley, & Revius Ortique.

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Msgr. Charles Plauche.

These photos, taken by B. Raynal Ariatti, are from the Louis J. Twomey S.J. Papers and the B. Raynal Arriati Papers, and were previously on exhibit in Special Collections & Archives Booth-Bricker Reading Room as part of the exhibit We March in Dignity. These images and many more like them are available for research in Special Collections & Archives M-F 9-4:30.

Chin-Deep in Debris

Special Collections & Archives proudly presents Chin-Deep in Debris: A Katrina Retrospect One Decade Later!

Scheduled to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Chin-Deep in Debris: A Katrina Retrospect One Decade Later is a multi-media exhibit highlighting Loyola University’s resilient response to the Category 3 storm and the destruction left in its wake.

Featured within the exhibit are photographs by Harold Baquet and select publications of The Maroon and The Wolf. In addition, a number of interviews of the Hurricane Katrina Oral Histories Collection are available for viewing.

To read further on the topic of Hurricane Katrina as it relates to Loyola University, full editions of The Maroon published during the Spring 2006 semester can be accessed online here. Likewise, The Wolf (2006) can be viewed in its entirety here.

We sincerely hope that you join us on the 3rd floor of Monroe Library this semester! Special Collections & Archives is open for research and quiet study Monday-Thursday, 9:00-4:30 and Friday, 9:00-12:00.

Paris – New York – Shanghai by Hans Eijkelboom

Paris – New York – Shanghai : a book about the past, present, and (possibly) future capital of the world. Eijkelboom, Hans. New York : Aperture, c2007.
ISBN: 9781597110440
Call Number: TR647 .E327 2007

Hans Eijkelboom’s book Paris – New York – Shanghai is subtitled “A book about the past, present, and (possibly) future capital of the world.”  In it, Eijkelboom showcases the end (or near-end) result of his “Photo Notes,” where the photographer would head into each town and photograph as many of certain type of people (people carrying kids, cops, guys wearing striped polo shirts, business women on their morning commute) within the space of about two hours.

The final product is a book that is really three books. There is a separate volume for each city, but they are bound together in sort of a tri-fold format, which allows the viewer the choice of viewing each book separately or folding the whole thing out to do a city-by-city(-by city) comparison.   There are no captions anywhere in the book—the only explanation comes by way of a short essay included in the front pocket– but it soon becomes apparent that the format of each ‘volume’ is exactly the same, with each group of photos presented in exactly the same order in each city.  Though the individual photos aren’t particularly spectacular alone, when grouped together they have a huge impact, as they both anesthetize the reader to the realities of city life (much in the same way that actually living in the city would) and provide the reader with startling photographic evidence of the creeping homogenization of the world we live in.

-Aimee Cabrera, Learning Commons Day Manager