Photo Assignment with Richard Sexton: Miracle Mile | Sat. June 10, 2023
Join Richard Sexton at Leica Store Miami as we explore Miracle Mile and the city of Coral Gables. During this photo walk, Richard Sexton will give participants a brief photo assignment, while demonstrating his approach to "seeing" and capturing the excellent black and white compositions found in his work.
There are thousands of opportunities for Monochrome photography in Miami, learning to find these visual compositions is the focus of this walk.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Participants are expected to have good understanding their cameras as well as an understanding of basic image selection. Owning a Leica is not required, however, you must bring your personal camera for this photo walk (Leica Store Miami will not be loaning out cameras.) This is a rain or shine walk, so you will need to be prepared for the weather.
The experience involves a good amount of walking. During the photo walk, participants should expect to walk at least 5 miles as we move through the city looking for where light meets shadow and seeking out the dramatic and often fleeting moments of light on the streets of Miami.
Enrollment is strictly limited.
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.