The 100 Men Hall People Project invites any person that has a history with the 100 Men Hall to come have their photograph taken by Gus Bennett during the week of Sunday, February 10 through Saturday, February 16.
The Hall will be open all day during this week and no appointment is necessary.
The project is made possible in part by a grant from the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area. The 100 Men Hall People Project is designed to strengthen the heritage identity between the community and the historic 100 Men Hall.
Gus Bennett is a fine arts photographer who has documented the lives of New Orleans Black citizens for more than 25 years. His most recent series, "The New Orleans People Project," was recognized by the Lieutenant Governor's Office and featured at Essence Music Festival.
Each photograph will include a short text block based on the subject's memories of and how their identity was influenced by their relationship to the Hall. On completion, the photographs will be shared with the community online, at the Hall, and in a limited edition bound book.