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Clyde Butcher, Wilderness Photographer, at Orlando Museum of Art


Clyde Butcher, one of the most renowned photographers of Florida' s wilderness, will exhibit his work at the Orlando Museum of Art May 20 - August 22, 1999. The exhibition will highlight new works of the Disney Wilderness Preserve, owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy.

Butcher, whose work is often compared with that of Ansel Adams, uses a large format camera to create rich and dramatic images in black and white. With an interest in capturing Florida photography, the drive behind his work has been concern for the restoration and preservation of Florida's natural resources.

Recent honors for Butcher include ABC News Person of the Week, election to the Florida Artists' Hall of Fame and special achievement awards from the Everglades Coalition, The Nature Conservancy and the Sierra Club. Also, Butcher has been featured on television in Europe and the Far East, as well as PBS and Sunday Morning on CBS. Butcher's dramatic life-size photographs may be seen in the offices of Vice President Al Gore, White House cabinet members and numerous U.S. senators. In addition, his work of the natural environment reaches millions of viewers each year through permanent installations in airports, universities and public office buildings. Recent exhibitions have been held in Jacksonville, Miami, Melbourne, St. Petersburg and Tallahassee.

From top to bottom: Seven Cabbage Cut, 1991, silver-gelatin fiber photograph, 60 x 108 inches, courtesy of Big Cypress Gallery; Florida Bay, 1994, silver-gelatin fiber photograph, 36 x 46 inches, courtesy of Big Cypress Gallery

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