Two Odysseys in Miami — Part One

Photos courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection. All photos © Richard Sexton.

Photos courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection. All photos © Richard Sexton.

Going to be in Miami over the next few weeks? Then you’ve got to check out two exhibitions currently featured at the Frost Art Museum:

Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the
Latin Caribbean Sphere
 
(Now through Aug. 23)
Green Machine: The Art of Carlos Luna  (Now through Sept. 13 — stay tuned for a blog post devoted to this exhibition)

Photos courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection. All photos © Richard Sexton.

Photos courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection. All photos © Richard Sexton.

Photos courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection. All photos © Richard Sexton.

Photographer Richard Sexton’s odyssey to Creole World began 40 years ago. It was then that he his Atlanta home in a Datsun station wagon to explore Latin America and the Caribbean.

During those decades, Sexton captured the architectural and urban similarities of Latin Caribbean cities throughout the interconnected Creole world: Haiti, Colombia, Argentina, Cuba, Ecuador, Panama and New Orleans.

“Creole World became a project of passion, immersion, and discovery,” says  Director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum – FIU, Dr. Jordana Pomeroy. “Sexton dove into his subject matter and emerged with a body of work that visually ties together Caribbean and South American cultures that share strands of history – some ugly, some beautiful, but always compelling.”

Creole World, a traveling exhibition, features 50 photographs of exotic, urban locations and neighborhoods that are difficult to travel to and challenging to photograph due to politics, warfare and natural disasters.

One Odyssey down. One to go. Stay tuned for information on Carlos Luna’s Green Machine.

Learn more about Richard Sexton at richardsextonstudio.com.  Read his Creole World blog at creoleworld.tumblr.com.  Watch videos about Creole World  that chronicle Richard Sexton’s travels here.

 For information on the Creole World and Green Machine exhibitions at the Frost Art Museum visit http://thefrost.fiu.edu/.

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