"Preserving Eden: Clyde Butcher's Florida Photographs" is a stunning exhibition of art by renowned photographer Clyde Butcher celebrating the beauty and richness of Florida's natural environment.
The Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee is proud to host this extraordinary traveling exhibit through May 1.
An internationally renowned landscape photographer, Clyde Butcher has used his art to record the majestic beauty of Florida's natural environment for more that 50 years.
Butcher uses large-format cameras, black and white film, and long exposures to capture the textures and intricate details of Florida's lush landscapes. Developed in Butcher's own custom-made darkroom, the exhibit features large images of up to 5x9 feet that beckon the viewer to walk into the scene. His art makes Florida's wetlands, dunes, coastal hammock, and inland swamps accessible to many who will never experience these places in person.
Butcher's interpretation of the environment emphasizes its sacred essence and our spiritual connection to the natural world. His images remind us of the importance of protecting and preserving Florida's treasures.
On April 6, Clyde Butcher visits the Museum of Florida History to tell of his adventures in photographing Florida's landscapes, trekking across the state and hiking into swamps with his large-format camera. Following his presentation, the artist will be available to sign books.
For more information, call 850-245-6413 or go to http://www.museumoffloridahistory.com/exhibits/current.cfm.