“Big Guy” by Jeremy Chandler, 2009/Commissioned by the City of Tampa for the Big Picture Photographer Laureate Program/Photo via the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
By Greg C. Truax, Publisher
Tampa’s photographers laureate will be featured in a new exhibit titled “City of Tampa Photographer Laureates 2003-2013” at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts starting on Saturday (July 7).
The City of Tampa, Art Programs Division each year from 2003 to 2013 commissioned an artist to photograph a perspective of the City of Tampa with an emphasis on what it means to be in Tampa at this time in history, according to FMoPA. The result of this juried process has produced a public collection and archive that is representative of the life and times in Tampa by regional, national and international photographers.
“Tampa Photographer Laureates are talented individuals who have uniquely shown us the culture, the background and the depths of Tampa,” said FMoPA Executive Director Zora Carrier, Ph.D. “Their work is a constant reminder of a city that’s ever-changing.”
FMoPA’s exhibition will feature about 50 selections from all Photographer Laureates from July 7 to Sept. 30. Exhibiting artists include Marion Belanger, Jeremy Chandler, Suzanne Camp Crosby, MK Foltz, Karen Glaser, Steven S. Gregory, Rebecca Sexton Larson, Barbara Jo Revelle, Beth Reynolds and Ric Savid.
The exhibition, Dr. Carrier said, will be on view during regular museum operating hours and is included in the general admission fee. Admission to the downtown Tampa museum is free for members and only $10 for nonmembers.