"The one thing you have to understand about Dave is he's not a conventional teacher," said Rick Loomis, one of LaBelle's Western Kentucky University students from the 1990s. As a Photojournalist-In-Residence at Western, Dave LaBelle often tried different ways to teach his students about storytelling and building relationships with each other and the people they photographed. In 1990, LaBelle and eight students from his Photojournalism class made the first trip to Memphis to try out this new approach.
Music: "Hesitation Blues" by Rev. Gary Davis from the album Pure Religion and Bad Company