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Photos: The last night of 2019 in NOLA and the beginning of 2020

We sent photographer Matthew Hinton to capture the end of a decade and the beginning of the roaring '20s. 

by Matthew Hinton
January 2, 2020

At midnight on January 1, 2020, so many of us enjoyed the fireworks on the Mississippi River at Crescent Park. New Orleanians gathered and looked toward the Central Business District and French Quarter in New Orleans as fireworks exploded, ringing in the new year. In Jackson Square, a lighted Fleur-de-Lis dropped on top of Jax Brewery. We sent photographer Matthew Hinton to capture the end of a decade and the beginning of the roaring ’20s.

Crescent Park
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Crescent Park Trail, 2300 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
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Matthew Hinton is a New Orleans area freelance photographer whose work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism Awards in 2014 and 2016, and by numerous awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, including the Hal Ledet President's Print Photography Award, the highest honor the Press Club can bestow upon a photographer. Matthew Hinton has previously been a staff photographer at both of the daily newspapers in New Orleans. His work has appeared nationally and internationally through freelance work with the Associated Press and AFP, Agence France-Presse.

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