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Sally Asher

Tulane University
University Photographer
New Orleans, LA
Sally Asher is a New Orleans based author and photographer. She has a B.A. in English Writing from Loyola University New Orleans and two master’s degrees from Tulane University in English and Liberal Arts (with a concentration in history). She is the author and photographer of Hope & New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names and Stories from the St. Louis Cemeteries of New Orleans. Asher’s book about Prohibition in New Orleans will be published by LSU Press in 2018. She also contributed chapters (and photographs) to two upcoming New Orleans tricentennial books. Her articles and fiction have appeared in over a dozen publications and she is a regular contributor to Louisiana Cultural Vistas. Asher has been a photographer for Tulane University since 2008 and her work has appeared in many local, national and international media outlets. She frequently lectures on New Orleans history through the Louisiana State Museum and has given lectures at the Old U.S. Mint, Cabildo, Save Our Cemeteries, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the Hermann-Grima/Gallier House, Tulane University, Delgado Community College, 1850 House, New Orleans Public Library and various private organizations. She has lectured, presented, and moderated panels for the Louisiana Book Festival and the Tennessee Williams Festival. One of her lectures was chosen for C-SPAN’s BookTV. Asher serves on the board of Save Our Cemeteries and Louisiana History Alive and is a member of the Arts Council of New Orleans, the Louisiana Historical Society, and the Women’s National Book Association of New Orleans.