Best known for architectural subject matter, photographer Richard Sexton has traveled internationally to capture historic treasures, many in disrepair. After studying at Emory University then the San Francisco Art Institute, Sexton pursued commercial photography on the West Coast. While in San Francisco, he formulated a collaborate relationship with Chronicle Books that have published New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence; Vestiges of Grandeur: The Plantations of Louisiana’s River Road; and Terra Incognita. Sexton has also been featured in numerous publications, including Abitare, Archetype, Garden Design, Gulliver (Periodici Rizzoli), Harpers, Landscape Architecture, Louisiana Cultural Vistas, Photo Metro, Preservation, Smithsonian, Southern Accents, and View Camera.
Born in Atlanta and raised in Colquitt, Georgia, it has been natural and inherent to focus on Southern architecture. Sexton’s photographs are included in museum collections as The Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans Museum of Art, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, as well as numerous private collections. In 2005, Sexton exhibited at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans; his handmade fine art book, The Highway of Temptation and Redemption: A Gothic Travelogue in Two Dimensions being the focal point.