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Thomas Sayers Ellis: Paradise ǀ Paradise Layered

Photographer and poet Thomas Sayers Ellis was named the first Photo Laureate during the Saint Petersburg Month of Photography in May of 2023. During his tenure, he created a visual story of Saint Petersburg and its inhabitants. This story is sometimes comical, sometimes dark. But most of all, it sheds an intriguing light on the mechanism of the Florida tourist industry, the people that keep the city running and the people the city attracts like moths to a flame. On view: June 18-August 4, 2024

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Photo Ybor

Explore the rich history and cultural evolution of Ybor City through the lens of photography. Witness the transformation from its immigrant roots to a vibrant hub of multiculturalism. Experience historic and contemporary images side by side, taken by artist Chip Weiner and other talented photographers, capturing the essence of change, preservation, and integration. On view: July 18-November 17, 2024, Gallery 1

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FMoPA Announces Call for Entries for 2024 International Photography Competition

The 2024 International Photography Competition, hosted by the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts and sponsored by Tampa International Airport and Visit Tampa Bay, invites photographers worldwide to submit their work for a chance to be showcased in an exclusive exhibition at TPA. With categories ranging from People/Portraits to Abstract Photography, the competition seeks to celebrate diverse perspectives and artistic visions. Entries will be judged by an esteemed international panel, with prizes including a $1000 award for the Best in Competition. Submissions are open from February 5 to May 5, 2024, through the FMoPA website.

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Florida Museum of Photographic Arts Announces “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.

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Joel Meyerowitz: Confluence, 1964-1984

While most artistic photographers of the 1960s focused entirely on black and white, Joel Meyerowitz (b. 1938) was an early proponent of using color as a way to capture a more expressive and atmospheric image. His energetic New York streetscapes are celebrated for their quirky characters and architectural detail, while contemporaneously his ethereal photographs of Cape Cod, Massachusetts focus on the singular light and seascapes of this unique peninsula. Comparing his early works in both black and white and color allow a vital visual comparison between both genres and content. Together the works brought together for this exhibition explore the visual gatherings of a master at his best. Meyerowitz is the author of over fifty books of photography, including Cape Light, considered a classic of color photography. He has twice been a Guggenheim fellow and is the winner of innumerable photo awards. His photographs are in the collections of the most noted museum of the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago. The photographs featured in this exhibition are just a selection from the 362 prints that were gifted in 2021 to the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts by an anonymous donor. On View March 21 – July 7, 2024

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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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