Exploring the ‘Creole World’ of New Orleans

Photographer Richard Sexton brings the Crescent City's Latin Caribbean connection into focus

New Orleans is known worldwide for is French influence and Spanish architecture, but the city’s Caribbean and Latin American connections are often overlooked. In the mid-1970s, award-winning local photographer Richard Sexton set out to chronicle and compare the similarities between the cultures, resulting in his latest book, Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere. From Cuba to Colombia, Ecuador to Argentina, the French Quarter to Central City, Sexton’s vibrant images bring the Creole cousins’ interconnections into focus. You'll find "Creole World" on bookstore shelves citywide, as well as at the Historic New Orleans Collection which published the photo-heavy tome.

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Douglas Brantley
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Doug serves as the New Orleans editor for Where. He has lived ...