New Orleans is a city rich in tradition, history, and heart. And few knew that better than Harold Baquet.
Harold Baquet was a black photographer and seventh generation New Orleanian who spent much of his career documenting the ordinary lives of the city's African-American communities. Before his death in 2015, Baquet captured the character and resilience of black New Orleanians by photographing everyone from children and families to blue-collar workers and city officials.
He's best known for his work capturing life in the Desire neighborhood, a largely African-American area in the city's upper 9th Ward.