Clyde Butcher @ Longboat Key Center for the Arts

January 19 – February 24
Clyde Butcher’s photographs explore his personal relationship with the environment. For more than 40 years, he has been preserving on black and white film the untouched areas of the landscape.

January 19 – February 24
Longboat Key Center for the Arts

World renowned black & white fine art photographer. Florida Hall of Fame Artist. Ansel Adams Conservation Award. Contributor, subject/host of several documentary films. Clyde Butcher’s photographs explore his personal relationship with the environment. For more than 40 years, he has been preserving on black and white film the untouched areas of the landscape.

Clyde Butcher, Big Cypress Preserve 1, Silver Gelatin Print

Artist Statement
“Wilderness, to me, is a spiritual necessity. When my son was killed by a drunk driver it was to the wilderness that I fled in hopes of regaining my serenity and equilibrium. The mysterious spiritual experience of being close to nature helped restore my soul. It was during that time, I discovered the intimate beauty of the environment.”

Big Gully, Gelatin Print

“My experience reinforced my sense of dedication to use my art form of photography as an inspiration for others to work together to save nature’s places of spiritual sanctuary for future generations.”

Public Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 2012, 5 – 7 pm
Private Reception with Artist: Friday, February 10, 2012, 6 – 8 pm