Left: Marilyn Monroe, Life cover variation, 1952 – PHILIPPE HALSMAN (1906–1979)
Middle: Herb Snitzer, Tennessee Williams, 1961, anonymous loan
Right: Edward Steichen, The Flatiron Building, New York, 1937, Trenam Law Art Collection

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! 

Featuring a selection of over 60 photographs from FMoPA’s permanent collection and contributions from the Robert and Chitranee Drapkin Collection and the Trenam Law Collection, as well as an anonymous loan,  this exhibition offers a unique opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the world of fine art photography. View some of the most famous photographers in the medium’s history, such as Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Charles “Teeny” Harris, Lewis Hine, Philippe Halsman, Edward Weston and more.

On view September 14 through December 3.

Sponsored in Part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts & Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.