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Fonville Winans’ Louisiana (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-10-21

Duration: 00:06:26

Subjects: Authors | Winans, Fonville | Photographers | Politics | Vetter, Cyril E. | Political campaigns | Perez, Leander, 1891-1969


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Vetter, Cyril Interviewee


This segment from the October 21, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ interview with Cyril Vetter, the author of “Fonville Winans’ Louisiana: Politics, People, and Places.” He discusses: Fonville Winans’ role as the official state photographer in Louisiana from the 1940s through the 1960s; why his work is important; his political portraits; his skill in capturing the essence of his subjects; his portrait of Leander Perez; his photographs of political campaigns; and the people and places captured by Winans.