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Friends of Photography: Gary Monroe

Please join the Friends of Photography for a talk featuring photographer Gary Monroe.

Gary Monroe is the perfect photographer to augment The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip exhibition at the MFA. Monroe has explored most of Florida for forty years with his Leica cameras. He photographed the old world of South Beach Miami daily for a decade (before its popular rebirth), roadside tourism and corporate-driven landscapes, and activities and gatherings all around the state. His travels have taken him to Mexico, Poland, India, Brazil and other countries. His work in Haiti, some 24 trips through the beleaguered land, is the defining testament to the last days of the Duvalier regime and its foray into democracy.

Gary Monroe offers wit and insight, a sharp eye, and a deep knowledge of those he’s photographed, making his images a delight to experience. He continues to work with film and print in a darkroom.

Friends of Photography members are $10.  All others $20.

All proceeds benefit the photography collection at the MFA.

To reserve tickets, click HERE.

Image: © Gary Monroe, Wakulla Springs, 1978

Event Details

May 7, 2017

3–4 pm

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Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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