I’ve worked for The Times-Picayune as a photojournalist for 26 years. Trust is all I have. On the day of Tom Benson’s funeral, I was hoping to get into St. Louis Cathedral to photograph the event.
There was a brief meeting with Archbishop Aymond and the New Orleans Saints personnel about allowing me inside. The archbishop let me in while TV stations had to use the archdiocese’s video feed. At that moment, I learned how much trust the archbishop had in me. I never take for granted that trust and the privilege of access. Trust is all I’ve got.
– David Grunfeld