Story and photos by Doug MacCash
If you had to pick 300 people who helped to make New Orleans the city we know, who would they be? Starting Jan. 3, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune will continue to celebrate the city’s tricentennial with a series of profiles and portraits of the 300 icons our editorial board has chosen, with the help of the ultimate experts: our readers.
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...To emphasize the individualism we bring to our perceptions, we have not depicted our 300 history-makers with well-known antique etchings or typical photographs. Instead, we’ve partnered with the online gallery Where Y’Art to select a dozen talented New Orleans portraitists to render our 300 historical and recent figures in contemporary art terms, from folk art to photorealism, to graffiti.