Richard Sexton: Creole World: Photographs of
New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere
On view through December 7, 2014
Artist Talk & Closing Reception: Saturday, Dec 6, 4-7pm
The Historic New Orleans Collection presents Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere, a new exhibition and book by renowned author and photographer Richard Sexton exploring these connections.
Over the course of 38 years, Sexton traveled across Latin America—from Haiti, Colombia, Argentina, Cuba, and Ecuador back home to New Orleans—capturing the architectural and urban similarities among these culturally rich locales. The exhibition of more than 50 vibrant images will be on view through December 7 in THNOC’s Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art, 400 Chartres Street. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and admission is free.
In the accompanying book of the same name, essays by Creole-architecture scholar Jay D. Edwards and photography historian John H. Lawrence set the stage for the more than 200 color images by Sexton. Together, the essays and photographs take readers on a fascinating journey across time and place, through the growing Creole world. Every aspect of Creole World—from its lively, unpredictable images to its bursts of color and movement—conveys the excitement of discovery in lands both foreign and familiar.
Copies of Creole World will be available for purchase and signing at the events.