Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, Breaux Bridge; 1974; © Douglas Baz and Charles H. Traub; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2019.0362.107

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, Breaux Bridge; 1974; © Douglas Baz and Charles H. Traub; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2019.0362.107

April 7, 2020

6:30–8 p.m.

520 Royal Street

Admission is free. No registration necessary.

This event has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak; a new date is not available at this time. 

The Historic New Orleans Collection will open its newest exhibition Cajun Document: Acadiana, 1973–74 with the sounds and tastes of Cajun country. The exhibition and companion catalog present the photographs of Douglas Baz and Charles Traub, who were photography students in Chicago when they stumbled upon the region on a 1973 road trip. The pair returned the next year and immersed themselves in the culture for six months, capturing their subjects’ in dance halls, stores, and homes, while stepping back to present a sweeping view of the industries, festivities, and geography of the region.

The opening party will feature music from the band Amis du Teche and refreshments from Hanford and Sons Boudin and Cajun Meats. Baz and Traub will also be available to sign copies of the book-length catalog that accompanies the exhibition. The book, which retails for $45, features more than 100 of the photographs and essays from the photographers and THNOC’s John H. Lawrence. The opening party is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.