Media Contacts:
Lauren Noel, The Historic New Orleans Collection
(504) 556-7655 |

Gretchen Hirt, Gambel Communications
(504) 324-4242 |

533 Royal Street | 400-410 Chartres Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 523-4662 | |


October 27, 2014 | New Orleans, LA - Before The Historic New Orleans Collection's exhibition "Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere" draws to a close on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, photographer and author Richard Sexton will participate in several events in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

The exhibition, on view at 400 Chartres St., and the companion book of the same name explore the architectural and cultural connections between New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean. Over the course of 38 years, Sexton travelled across Latin America-from Haiti, Colombia, Argentina, Cuba and Ecuador back home to New Orleans-capturing the similarities among these culturally rich locales.

His years of observation and documentation led to the exhibition of more than 50 color images. The book, which contains some 200 color images from the project, also features essays by Sexton as well as Creole-architecture scholar Jay D. Edwards and photography historian John H. Lawrence.

The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and admission is free. The book, which retails for $49.95, is available at The Shop at The Collection, local bookstores and national online retailers. See below for more information on Sexton's appearances in November and December.

Panel at the Louisiana Book Festival
Saturday, Nov. 1
Panel discussion: 11-11:45 a.m.
Book signing: 12-12:45 p.m.
House Committee Room 5 of the Louisiana State Capitol
N. 3rd St. and Capitol Drive, Baton Rouge

Free and open to the public. For more information, visit

The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) returns as a sponsor of and participant in the Louisiana Book Festival, held Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at multiple venues in downtown Baton Rouge. Sexton, author and photographer of "Creole World," will be joined by Creole-architecture scholar Jay D. Edwards and photography historian John H. Lawrence, who both contributed essays to the book.


Panel at Words and Music, a Literary Feast in New Orleans
presented by the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society
Thursday, Nov. 20 • 10:30 a.m.
Queen Anne Ballroom, Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., New Orleans

Registration is required. Visit for more information.

Sexton will participate in a panel titled "The Art of Setting the Scene in Visual Images: Capturing the Moment At Hand," which focuses on how form and spontaneity coalesce to create art. Joining him are David Spielman, Joséphine Sacabo, Tina Freeman and Morgan Molthrop.

Heritage Lecture presented by the Foundation for Historical Louisiana
Thursday, Nov. 20
Reception: 6 p.m.
Lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Old Governor's Mansion, 502 North Blvd., Baton Rouge

Heritage Lectures are free for FHL members and $10 for guests. For reservations, call (225) 387-2464 or visit

Sexton will discuss "Creole World" and New Orleans's similarities to the Latin Caribbean beginning at 6:30 p.m. A reception hosted by Calandro's Select Cellars and Fine Wine will precede the talk at 6 p.m.


Closing lecture and reception
presented in conjunction with PhotoNOLA 2014
Saturday, Dec. 6
4-7 p.m.
THNOC's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art, 400 Chartres St., New Orleans

Free and open to the public. Call (504) 523-4662 or visit for more information.

THNOC will host a closing lecture and reception for "Creole World" in conjunction with PhotoNOLA 2014, the annual citywide festival celebrating photography. The ninth annual PhotoNOLA festival will take place from Dec. 4-7, 2014. The final day to view the exhibition will be Sunday, Dec. 7, when the galleries will be open 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.



About Richard Sexton
Richard Sexton is a fine-art and media photographer whose work has been published and exhibited worldwide. Born in Atlanta and raised in Colquitt, Ga., his work has been published in Archetype, Harper's, Photographer's Forum and View Camera magazines, as well as many others. "Creole World" is his 13th book, joining titles such as the best-selling "New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence" (Chronicle Books 1993) and "Vestiges of Grandeur: The Plantations of Louisiana's River Road" (Chronicle Books 1999). Sexton recently received the 2014 Michael P. Smith Memorial Award for Documentary Photography from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

About The Historic New Orleans Collection
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, The Collection offers guided tours, free rotating exhibitions and a research facility. Visit or call (504) 523-4662 for details.

"Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere"
By Richard Sexton with essays by Jay D. Edwards and John H. Lawrence
Published by The Historic New Orleans Collection, April 2014
Book design by Alison Cody
Hardcover • 240 pages • 204 images • 11" × 12" • $49.95
ISBN-13: 78-0-917860-66-9