Richard Campanella, a geographer with the Tulane School of Architecture, is the author of nearly two hundred articles about New Orleans and ten critically acclaimed books, including Bourbon Street: A History, Bienville’s Dilemma, and Geographies of New Orleans. The only two-time winner of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Book of the Year Award, Campanella has also received the Louisiana Library Association’s Literary Award, the Williams Prize for Louisiana History from The Historic New Orleans Collection, and the Monroe Fellowship from Tulane’s New Orleans Center for the Gulf South. In 2016, the French government named Campanella as Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Knight in the Order of Academic Palms).
Praise for The Photojournalism of Del Hall
“If one picture really is worth a thousand words, chances are Del Hall took it. He has literally seen it all from his early days in New Orleans to his many years at CBS News, when he always went to where the news was; and what an eye he had—a true photojournalist whose pictures always caught the essence of the story.”—Bob Schieffer, CBS News
“Del Hall is a journalist’s journalist. What he has captured through his lens is beyond incredible stories: He has visualized our history and our heart. What a journey Del Hall’s life has been.”—Angela Hill, WWL-TV
“The Photojournalism of Del Hall chronicles the milestone events of the late twentieth century. A pioneering cameraman for CBS News, Hall takes us to Vietnam and the front lines of the civil rights movement, the arrival of the Beatles in America, and historic journeys to Moscow. Images captured by the human eye carry a power words alone cannot equal. This book is a magnificent historical document.”—Meredith Vieira, NBC News
“I’m sure there isn’t an historian alive today who hasn’t said, ‘I wish I’d been there.’ Well, Del Hall was there, providing the eyes for history. In fact, more than just being there, he had to anticipate where history was going to happen, so he could take a picture of it. He was part of an invisible band of brothers hidden behind a viewfinder most of their careers—until now, when the camera is turned around to find out what it was like to have the best seat in the house.”—Bill Kurtis, former CBS correspondent
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