Preserving Eden - Clyde Butcher's Florida Photographs

Preserving Eden - Clyde Butcher's Florida Photographs


“Wilderness, to me, is a spiritual necessity,” says legendary photographer Clyde Butcher. With a career spanning nearly 50 years, Butcher’s work is a celebration of the natural environment, from the mountains of the American West to the swamps of South Florida.

Preserving Eden explores the breadth of Florida’s landscape, from wetlands to dunes, coastal hammocks to inland swamps. The exhibit depicts Florida’s rich natural beauty and geographic diversity while highlighting the state’s unique natural history. Butcher’s powerful compositions draw us into the depth of Florida’s River of Grass and transport us to the serenity of the Sunshine State’s tropical waters.

A revered landscape photographer, Clyde Butcher has photographed Florida’s Everglades since the early 1980s. After nearly 50 years of photographing the natural landscapes of North America, Butcher continues to employ traditional “analog” photography methods, using a variety of vintage large-format view cameras and a custom-built darkroom to produce his award-winning images.

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Date(s): September 3, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Hours: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


801 Old Water St
Tampa, FL 33602