Everyone knows the New Orleans culture is a rich mix of European, African and Native American influences, but what many of us miss, although it's right before our eyes, is the city's Caribbean connection.
The Caribbean connection becomes obvious when you page through photographer Richard Sexton's new book, Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere, and he joins the Eyewitness morning News with more on the book, and an exhibit of his photos opening at the Historic New Orleans Collection.
The Creole Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere opens Tuesday morning in the Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art at 400 Chartres Street. The exhibit will be on display through December 7, and gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and admission is free. You can also purchase Richard Sexton’s book at the Shop at the Collection, at local and independent bookstores, and through amazon.com.