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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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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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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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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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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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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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2024 International Photography Competition

Following a record number of submissions in 2023 with over 2300 entries from 57 countries, FMoPA is proud to announce that the call for entries for the 2024 International Photography Competition, sponsored by the Tampa International Airport and Visit Tampa Bay, begins on February 5. Winners from each category will be featured in a group exhibition at TPA and receive prizes generously provided by VTB and other sponsors, including a $1000 prize for the Best in Competition.

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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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