Nestled in Louisiana's marshes and bayous is a world unlike any other. The people, places and politics are as steamy as the weather, constantly defying generalization. The life story of internationally acclaimed Baton Rouge photographer Fonville Winans (1911-1992), told by Cyril Vetter, is now available. In "Fonville's Louisiana. Politics, People, Places," Vetter gives us passage into Fonville's life, through a sympathetic yet throughout rendering.
Celebrated as one of America's best regional photographers, Fonville's view of Louisiana invokes nostalgic memories for Louisiana natives, while introducing others to the Pelican state's magic and beauty. A complimentary CD is included with the book; This CD conveys the flavor of both Louisiana music and politics, featuring Louisiana songs like "You are My Sunshine" and "Hadacol Boogie," and Earl Long interviews and speeches.