Category: Past Exhibitions

Gary Monroe: Life in South Beach, 1977-1986

In 1977, photographer Gary Monroe, a native of Miami Beach, embarked on a decade-long project to photograph the aging community of South Beach. Vastly different than the glitzy beach community of today, the area was home to primarily Jewish retirees who embraced the sun, sand, and cheap rents. The photographs in the exhibition are composed of the community’s candid moments, daily activities, and community gatherings. Monroe’s sharp eye and empathetic viewpoint transforms the mundaneness of people walking down the street into a reflection on a vanished way of life. On view: March 26 – May 19, 2024

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Carlton Ward Jr: Path of the Panther

Explore the remarkable journey of the Florida panther through captivating photographs by Carlton Ward Jr. Discover the inspiring story of conservation efforts and the Florida Wildlife Corridor, as depicted in the exhibit. Join us on the ‘Path of the Panther’ and witness the untamed beauty of Florida’s wild heart. On view from December 7- March 2024.

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HOPE Photovoice Initiative

Explore the transformative impact of the HOPE Photovoice Initiative exhibition, presented by FMoPA in collaboration with the University Area Community Development Corporation. Immerse yourself in the compelling narratives captured by resident photographers, focusing on affordable housing, employment, and resident engagement. Join us from February 20 to March 24, 2024, as these evocative images unveil the University Area Community’s authentic stories, aiming to ignite awareness and foster positive change in policies and perceptions. Experience the Residents’ Lens Theory, a testament to trust and respect, inviting you to engage with lived experiences and contribute to a more inclusive future.

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UPAG 2024

The 11th annual group exhibit of United Photographic Artists Gallery, Presented by the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. The United Photographic Artists Gallery, which was founded in 2013, is committed to the creative advancement and representation of diverse international emerging and mid-career artists through the fine art photography gallery. UAPG supports the education and creative process of our represented artists via our internet platform, as well as, on-ground exhibits in museums and galleries worldwide. On view January 16, 2024 through February 18 2024.

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2023 Members’ Show

The FMoPA 2023 Members’ Show is a call for entry for all FMoPA members. Submit your best work in any of five categories: portraits, Ai-Generated, documentary, nature, or abstract. The exhibition will be on view from December 12, 2023, until January 14, 2024. winners will be decided by a jury of photography professionals and one winner will be chosen by popular vote.

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Angelika Kollin: Turning Darkness into Light

Angelika Kollin’s photograph “Everyday Saint Lucy” took first place in this year’s International Photography Competition. FMoPA will showcase selections from her “Everyday Saints” and “Song of Psalms” series from October 31 through December 10. Self-taught, Kollin uses photography to explore interhuman connections and intimacy, driven by her lifelong quest to understand human loneliness, suffering, and the role of faith. Born in Estonia, she has spent eight years in African countries, exploring these themes across different cultures and economic conditions. On view October 31 through December 10.

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Creative Aging Through Photography

This exhibition showcases the remarkable work of students aged 55+ who have participated in the FMoPA’s outreach program. Since February 2023, the museum’s educational team has traveled to different centers to provide seniors with classes that celebrate the power of self-expression, creativity, and the art of photography. Through multiple workshop sessions, participants have
improved their skills and learned about composition, lighting, and the technical aspects of photography. These sessions have fostered a sense of community, shared learning, and a newfound appreciation for the world around us.

The participants have embraced the world of photography to capture moments and express themselves in unique and meaningful ways. Their images provide glimpses into their personal experiences, emotions, and perspectives, reminding us that creativity knows no age limits.

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Prodigy: Storytelling Through Photography

This showcase celebrates the artistic accomplishments of the underserved children who participated in FMoPA’s outreach and education programs held throughout the summer. Outreach and education in 2023 marked a significant milestone for the Museum as it celebrated successfully imparting the art of photography to over 1,000 individuals through our educational initiatives. This year’s Prodigy exhibition serves as a heartwarming reminder of the power of creativity and education.

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Icons of Black & White

In 2001, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts opened its doors and featured its first exhibition, “Masters of Black & White,” consisting of 50 iconic black and white images borrowed from private collections. “Masters of Black & White II” followed in 2008. In celebration of FMoPA’s growth and move to Ybor City, “Icons of Black & White” will feature a variety of important photographs showcasing this classic and timeless art form. The exhibition expands the potential of movement, expression, and beauty within monochromatic photography and demonstrates how vibrant the world can be, even in the absence of color!
On view September 14 through December 3.

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