Thomas Cole



Thomas Cole has been involved with antique textile art for almost 40 years and is known for his writings on the subject, having developed a keen eye for the material culture after living many years in Asia. Born in Illinois and enthralled since childhood with Mark Twain’s tales of life on the Mississippi, Cole’s return to the heartland of America has been a circuitous journey, resulting in a visually rich perspective he now shares through photography.  




1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 6
Book Talk
Standing in the Shadows: New Orleans in Focus

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Standing in the Shadows: New Orleans in Focus

“Thomas doesn't just point and shoot a camera. He thinks and shoots. He doesn't just capture images. He captures life. He doesn't just reveal our surroundings; he glimpses our souls. His photos reveal as much of what New Orleans feels like as what it looks like. Photos that don't just let you see the city, but touch, taste, smell and hear it. Photos that tell a story of who we are, how we live, what we have and know we see ourselves away from the maddening glare of girls, and boys, gone wild. In other words, pictures that show what we really look like” – Chris Rose (from his Foreword)


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