Color,, Photography, Pictures, Ray Laskowitz
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Hollygrove. Four.



It’s been a rough week around here. Aside from the horrible murders in Charleston, we lost three people who made a difference in New Orleans.

Harold Baquet. Harold Battiste. Daryle Holloway.

A photographer. A musician. A police officer.

Cancer on Friday. Lengthy illness following a stroke on Friday. Killed in the line of duty on Saturday.

I’m not going to write too much more. Please go to and look around. I’ll just add that I ramble around a lot. I cross paths with a lot of people. I knew these three men. Just a little. But, that’s enough. My world was a better place.

So. These pictures are about them. They contributed to the city. This is my contribution. They did what they did best. This is what I do best.

Later today, I’ll photograph a second line. I’ll see what I can do. It’s the first one since I’ve been repaired.   I’m a little achy. And, I’m not very fast. I do have more mobility than I did when I made the “blue” picture. But, you know what I always say. The work is the prayer.

Peace, y’all.

Burning street.

Burning street.

Nothing works.

Nothing works.



    • Yes. Photographing today’s second line helped. I’ll write more for tomorrow’s post. But, I got to talk to a couple of the usual NOPD who help manage the parades and tell them how sorry I was. I guess I’l be going to other events this week, as well. They matter.

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