‘Visions of Dali’s Spain’ at The Dali Museum

June 15 Marks Opening of  Clyde Butcher’s

‘Visions of Dali’s Spain’ at The Dali Museum

A brand new exhibit of spectacular black and white photographs by renowned Florida photographer Clyde Butcher will open on June 15 at The Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. The showing will continue through November 25 at The Dali Museum.

To create this special exhibition, The Dali invited Clyde Butcher, the renowned nature photographer often called “Florida’s Ansel Adams,” to explore and visually document Salvador Dali’s homeland. Clyde Butcher: Visions of Dali’s Spain provides a technically brilliant, epically scaled view of Dali’s beloved environs, to create a euphoric experience of immersion.

 

More About Clyde Butcher:

Clyde Butcher is an acclaimed American large format camera photographer known for wilderness photography of the Florida landscape. He began his career doing color photography before switching to large scale black-and-white landscape photography after the death of his son. Butcher is a strong advocate of conservation efforts and uses his work to promote awareness of the beauty of natural places.

Clyde Butcher’s black and white photographs explore his personal relationship with the environment. The exquisite beauty and depth of his work draw the viewer into a relationship with nature. For more than forty years, he has been preserving on film the untouched areas of the landscape. His images are captured with an 8″ x 10″, 11″ x 14″, and 12″ x 20″ view camera. The large format camera allows him to express the elaborate detail and textures that distinguish the intricacy of the landscape. The photographs range in sizes from 8″ x 10″ inches to 5′ x 8′ feet.

The artist has been honored by the state of Florida with the highest award that can be given a private citizen: The Artist Hall of Fame Award. He was also privileged to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Nature Photography Association and given the honor of being the Humanitarian of the Year for 2005 from International University. He has also received the Heartland Community Service Award from the state of Florida for educating the people of Florida about the beauty of their state. 

The Sierra Club presented him with the Ansel Adams Conservation Award, which is given to a photographer who shows excellence in photography and has contributed to the public awareness of the environment. Public Broadcasting has completed an award-winning half hour documentary on Clyde Butcher, entitled “Visions of Florida”. A second video, “Big Cypress Preserve: Jewel of the Everglades,” featuring this renowned artist is also an award-winning program. Clyde served as host in the award-winning nature documentary, “Living Waters ~ Aquatic Preserves of Florida” and was the featured guest in the award-winning nature documentary, “Apalachicola River – An American Treasure.”

 

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