LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Funeral services will be held this Saturday for longtime south Louisiana photojournalist Peter Piazza Jr.

Piazza died Jan. 20 at age 71, according to Walters Funeral Home.

His work history included time as a photographer for the Abbeville Meridional and as a videographer at KLFY-TV in Lafayette, but most of his career was spent at The Advertiser in Lafayette.

“The thing about Peter was from late 1970s, he was a witness to every iconic image you can think of in our community’s history,” Dee Stanley, a former TV reporter and city of Lafayette official, told The Advocate. “He documented it all with eloquence and poignancy.”

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 11 am St. Elizabeth Seton Church.

Piazza is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dolores “Dee” Lavergne Piazza; three adult children and their spouses.