Philip Gould is a documentary photographer who has made Louisiana his home and favorite subject for more than two decades. Based in Lafayette, he has published numerous pictorial books on the state, including The Louisiana Houses of A. Hays Town, Louisiana's Capitols: The Power and the Beauty, and Cajun Music and Zydeco. His photographs grace Emeril Lagasse's cookbook Every Day's a Party: Louisiana Recipes for Celebrating with Family and Friends.
New Orleans writer Jason Berry has published four previous books, including the award-winning Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children and Up from the Cradle of Jazz: New Orleans Music Since World War II. The recipient of an Alicia Patterson Fellowship in journalism, he has produced television documentaries and has lectured on many campuses.