Luke Fontana is a native New Orleans Photographer who documented New Orleans Jazz and her funeral marching bands from 1970-1980. His work is seen throughout galleries in New Orleans and was supported by a photography fellowship grant from the National Institute of Arts, Washington, D.C.

Each photograph in this collection can be purchased online and will be printed on high quality photographic paper and individually signed.

  • Audubon Park
  • Anderson Minor - 2
  • Acadian House.

    Cataloula, Louisiana

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JOE  Galates, father of Wilfred and Emily, lived on Bayou Liberty right outside Slidell Louisiana. To the people of Slidell these were the people that lived on what they said “across the Bayou”. They had their very own baseball team and was called The Bayou Bougalees. Luke Fontana as a second baseman for the Slidell Cardinals  played many baseball games “across the Bayou” against the Bayou Bougalees, mostly on Sunday afternoon… for more


Luke Fontana awarded $2000 By New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation

Luke Fontana storyline centering around the Bourbon Street 1976 shooting death of Afro-American Charles Cheatham by New Orleans police officer Stephen Reboul The trial drama occurring doing the Jury civil district court Sheryl Cheatham vs. [...]