Join us for National Photography Month celebrations during the month of May to support our museum! Below is a description of each of our events for the month, and directly below are Eventbrite options to purchase tickets for these events. 

14 May 2021, Beer Tasting: This Beer Tasting is sponsored by 81Bay Brewing Company. They will provide delicious choices of brews for your enjoyment. This members-only event will be available for FMoPA members and a guest. If you’d like to purchase a membership, please email [email protected] to join us today. 

FMoPA is proud to participate in National Photography Month this year! We hope you can join us as we celebrate photography with an evening full of entertainment – including two opportunities to showcase your work.

  • Enter your piece for a chance to be displayed on one of our easels in the museum. This will also give you entry to the popular-vote competition. (These pieces will need to be framed.
  • Display your prints to sell throughout the night; Free for Members, $100 for Not-yet Members.
  • Everything is on a “first come, first serve” basis.

If you are interested in showing your work at this event, please email [email protected] for more information.

21 May 2021, Open Mic: Want to show off your talents? Sign up for our open mic via this link: https://forms.gle/e5siiBJo2tYN2ZDQ9 

We are welcoming music, poetry, comedy, etc. to this open mic and look forward to hearing your talents. We will sanitize the microphones between each and every performance, keep a distance of 6 feet between everyone, and check temperatures to keep artists and the audience safe. 

28 May 2021, Artist Talk: Our final event will include an in-person Artist Panel Discussion including complimentary drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. This will also be streamed on Facebook with the ability to ask the artists questions through the chat.

Biographies:

 Mikaela Martin is an Australian documentary and fine art photographer, based in South Florida, USA.

Before picking up a camera professionally, Mikaela was an actor and filmmaker. This work and practice is very much at play in her photography. She is interested in the ways we confront our own fragility and wonder; both from within, and through the people and spaces we inhabit.

Much of Mikaela’s photography explores her relationship with her two young daughters, featured most recently in her ongoing project “Good Lord, leave your Mother alone”.

Mikaela’s work has been published, awarded, and exhibited locally and internationally. She is a member of Women Photograph. www.mikaelamartin.com

Heather Whitten (she/her) is a full spectrum doula and award-winning documentary photographer.  She has been photographing in the birth space for over a decade and comes into abortion work after her own experience in 2019.  Her work focuses on the intimacies and nuances of the times in people’s lives surrounding their pregnancy outcomes.  Her work shines light on the realities and beauty of the processes experienced by her participants.  She’s made it her mission to dispel feelings of fear, shame, ugliness, or dirtiness that society has cast onto these seasons of life.  Heather lives in Florida with her husband, four children, and too many pets.

Stephana Ferrell started her professional photography career in 2006 as an Orlando wedding photographer, specializing in South Asian weddings. She continued with that specialty for almost 15 years.

In 2017 she started to explore the realm of family photography with a focus on storytelling and real moments.

2020 was the first year in almost a decade she was the sole owner of a photography business, The Inspired Storytellers. She spent her time during the pandemic exploring her voice as an independent artist and working on a number of personal projects. To date, her work has been on exhibit in Texas, multiple cities in Florida, and a virtual exhibit dedicated to documentary family photography.

Tiffany Luong is a Los Angeles documentary and commercial/editorial photographer. Her work is the thoughtful internalization of her subjects’ perspectives to reflect back to them the stories they’ll need later. She takes an anthropological participant-observer approach to create storytelling photographs that feel alive.

Tiffany’s start with photography began during her rite of passage backpacking through China when her now-husband gave her an engagement ring and a DSLR. Tiffany has photographed over 350 families and has been ranked in the international Top 100 Family Photographers by the Family Photojournalist Association for 3 years in a row and in the top 10 in the United States by This is Reportage: Family. The true awards are seeing her photos tangibly gracing the walls and shelves of many families’ homes, which mean more to her than anything. She currently lives in Alhambra with her husband, 6-year-old son, and 2-year-old daughter in a tiny (498 sq ft!) home.

 

During this month, The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will also be raising money to help fund our mission as a museum. You can help by donating any amount or purchasing a membership. Check below for information on how you can support our museum. Thank you for all of your support!