Terra Incognita: Photographs of America's Third Coast by Richard Sexton
In the early 90s, shortly after moving from San Francisco to New Orleans, Richard Sexton began making black/white landscape photographs of the gulf coast. Over the years, he slowly added to this body of work that began in the coastal regions of Walton County, Florida, and eventually encompassed landscapes in and around New Orleans, in other areas of the Florida panhandle, southwest Georgia, and the Mississippi coast. After fifteen years, the potential for a book-length volume of work emerged. Sexton approached Chronicle Books, a publisher with which he had a long and successful history creating books devoted to architecture, design, lifestyle, and urbanism. Though there had been a lengthy and highly successful collaboration with Chronicle on books of a more commercial nature, Terra Incognita was somewhat different in that it was conceived as a fine art photography book. In Terra Incognita, Sexton’s photographs are the central focus of the work.
About the Author:
Richard Sexton is a widely published and exhibited photographer, who is also a lifelong Leica photographer, beginning with a used M4 in the 1970s and continuing to the present day with the M240 and M Monochrom. He will discuss his most recent published project, Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere, which is both a book and exhibit. Creole World, the exhibit, is currently on view in Miami at the Frost Art Museum from June 13 to August 23, 2015. He will also discuss and show work from his current project, Enigmatic Stream: Photographs of the Industrial Landscape of the Lower Mississippi River. Afterwards, he will be signing copies of Creole World, and his monograph from 2007, Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast. More information about his work and career in photography can be found on his web site: www.richardsextonstudio.com.