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Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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David G. Spielman
David G. Spielman picture

David G. Spielman is a fine art, commercial, and journalistic photographer whose images have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including the London Times, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Time, Newsweek, Forbes, and Architectural Digest. Southern Writers was his first book. His assignments have taken him to six continents, and his photographs are held in numerous private collections and museums.

When Not Performing: New Orleans Musicians

"If you want them to hear, play loud. If you want them to listen, play soft." -Doc Cheatham (1905-97), trumpeter New Orleans is, at its heart, a place defined by its musicians-those men and women shaped and bound by their love of the ever-changing sounds and culture of the city. These revealing portraits of New Orleans performers provide a provocative and intimate glimpse into the musical pulse of the city. They are captured in locations of their own choosing, places that define and inspire them as individuals. Often elusive as smoke, once captured their images are both haunting and familiar. David G. Spielman followed these talented artists through the neighborhoods, backstreets, and bars, using little more than a Leica camera. Printed as duotones, the emotional images speak without shouting. Fred Lyon listened to the performers and engaged them in conversation, drawing meaning and understanding from their often complex tales of hardship, triumph, and family. Their stories allow the viewer to connect with each specific portrait and location. Among those captured in image and word are Terence Blanchard, Harry Connick Sr., Jeremy Davenport, Fats Domino, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Dr. John, Ellis Marsalis, Frank Minyard, Charmaine Neville, Albinas Prizgintas, Katey Red, Paul Sanchez, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, and Johnny Vidacovich, along with many other performers from across the musical landscape of New Orleans. This book will become a treasured friend, a go-to list for music fans exploring the beat of the city. Ample space frames each image, allowing the pages to serve as a collector's album to chronicle the vibrant soundtrack of New Orleans.

 

12:15 PM – 1 PM

House Committee Room 6

Book Talk

When Not Performing

 

1:15 PM – 2 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing