'74.M4.Latin America: A Year, A Camera, A Roadtrip' Gallery Opening & Book Signing with Richard Sexton | Thurs. June 8, 2023, 7 PM - 10 PM
Join us on Thursday, June 8th at 7 PM EST for an in-person gallery opening, artist talk and book signing with photographer Richard Sexton at our showroom in Coral Gables. This gallery opening is happening in conjunction with our Customer Gallery opening reception.
74.M4.Latin America: a year, a camera, a road trip is a photographic memoir by noted photographer and author Richard Sexton. When he was 20 years old he made a road trip from Georgia, where he grew up and was living at the time, to Bolivia and back. Over a six month period in 1974 he traveled overland to every country in Central America, to Roatan Island in the Caribbean, and to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, in South America.
WHEN: Thursday, June 8th, 2023 from 7 PM - 10 PM WHERE: Leica Store Miami, 372 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, Florida, 33134, United States (Paid street parking available, or, garage parking ($1.25/hr) available behind the store located on Andalusia Ave across from Publix.) ARTIST: Photographer Richard Sexton
Light refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to the public.
74.M4.Latin America: a year, a camera, a road trip is a photographic memoir by noted photographer and author Richard Sexton. When he was 20 years old he made a road trip from Georgia, where he grew up and was living at the time, to Bolivia and back. Over a six month period in 1974 he traveled overland to every country in Central America, to Roatan Island in the Caribbean, and to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, in South America,. This would be his first major photographic project, intended to test his mettle as a photographer and determine whether photography would be his calling in life. The trip became a transformative event during which he developed a lifelong bond with Latin America. Many years later the experience would became influential to his 2014 book Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere.
Named after the year of the trip, the camera he took with him—a used Leica M4, and the destination, this is the story, in word and image, of his genesis as a photographer. It’s also a compelling portrait of Latin America in the mid-70s as seen through the eyes of a young photographer exploring the world for the very first time. And it’s a travelogue from another era when travel was truly an adventure, before mobile phones, the internet, GPS, and a host of other technologies made the world a much smaller, more connected, place.
Richard Sexton is a fine art and media photographer whose work has been published and exhibited worldwide. His work has been published in magazines such as Abitare, Archetype, Black & White, Harper’s, Louisiana Cultural Vistas (now 64 Parishes), Photographer’s Forum, and View Camera. His most recent book, Enigmatic Stream: Industrial Landscapes of the Lower Mississippi River, was published in September of 2019 by The Historic New Orleans Collection, and is the 14th book he has authored, co-authored, or photographed. Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere, was also published by The Historic New Orleans Collection in 2014. Previously published titles include a monograph Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast, published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, in 2007. Chronicle Books also published the best-selling New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence in 1993 and Vestiges of Grandeur: The Plantations of Louisiana’s River Road in 1999. New Roads and Old Rivers: Louisiana’s Historic Pointe Coupee Parish was published by LSU Press in 2012.
Sexton’s photographs are included in the holdings of The Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, LSU Museum of Art, Louisiana State Museum, Polk Museum of Art, Frost Art Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art, Southeast Museum of Photography, Hilliard University Art Museum, Hunter Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, and numerous private collections. In 2014 Richard Sexton received the Michael P. Smith Award for Documentary Photography from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Also in 2014, Richard Sexton was included in the American Illustrator-American Photographer Latin American Fotografia 3 Awards Annual.