Del Hall’s career in photojournalism took him from his home in New Orleans around the world. As an Emmy Award-winning news cameraman and film editor, Hall pioneered the use of moving images on television news, and he applied the same perceptive and sensitive vision to take incredible still photographs of the people and events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.

During this tricentennial year of New Orleans’s founding, NOMA will present Best Seat in the House: Photographs by Del Hall, examining the importance of Hall’s work to the history of the city.

Photographs included in the exhibition showcase Hall’s ability to balance narrative and emotional symbolism in images that are as thoughtfully composed as they are “in-the-moment.”