La Creole will host its 15th annual conference from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Xavier University of Louisiana Convocation Annex, 7019 Stroelitz St.

The organization is inviting to public to join this event. The conference is $60 for members and $70 for non-members. The conference fee includes lunch.

The theme for the 2019 conference is Still Picturing New Orleans: The Legacy of Arthur P. Bedou. A New Orleans native, Bedou was a self-taught photographer who served as the personal photographer of Booker T. Washington from the early 1900s until Washington’s death in 1915.

In the 1920s, Bedou returned to New Orleans and opened a photography studio, documenting and celebrating Black life in the city through his pictures. His photographs appeared in both the Louisiana Weekly and The Louisiana Times-Picayune.

La Creole’s conference will include morning and evening sessions at the Convocation Annex and an exhibition and reception in the Xavier Library Resource Center. All attendees are asked to bring a family portrait to be analyzed in the photo workshop.

On Sunday, Oct. 27, La Creole will celebrate 15 years with a special event from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Autocrat Social & Pleasure Club, 1725 St. Bernard Ave. Reservations are required for this event. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call 504-241-1439.

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