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Palm Beach Photographic Centre to Presents Two Simultaneous Exhibitions

Renewal: Going Native and Once in a LIFE Time

 May 14 through August 4, 2018

Once in a LIFE Time: The Photographs of Ralph Morse | Photojournalist, Innovator, Magician

One of the most popular exhibits in our 32 year history!

Hear the incredible stories of Ralph Morse’s remarkable career from his son Donald Morse!

Stop in for a Casual Meet & Greet with Don Morse:
Saturday, July 28, Noon-3pm
Saturday August 4, Noon-3pm

Once in a LIFE Time: The Photographs of Ralph Morse extended by popular demand through August 4, 2018.

This is the first posthumous exhibit of the works of Ralph Morse. Early in his career, the acclaimed photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt grasped his innate talent and hand-delivered Morse to the editors of LIFE Magazine. His career there spanned from being LIFE’s youngest war correspondent in 1942 to photographing John Glenn’s return to space in 1998. Eisenstaedt’s words were prophetic: “He’s going to be one of the Greats.”

Forever thinking on his feet, Morse would skirt the rest of the press to configure unique angles. He would make friends on the spot and enlist them in inventing novel apparatus and avenues for seizing the moment. Captions weren’t needed: His photographs themselves told the story.

“Morse pioneered and perfected multiple-exposure photography,” says NeJame. “He could magically place as many as five images on one frame of film, leaving viewers spellbound—and curious. How did he do that? 

To read a write up about Renewal: Going Native in the Palm Beach Daily News, click here. 

Renewal: Going Native is a celebration of the natural beauty of Florida’s indigenous plants and the wildlife they support. This exhibition is part of Renewal: Going Native Plant Week celebrating the City of West Palm Beach’s recently revised landscape ordinance that highlights and rewards the use of native plants in public and private landscapes.

A free reception for this exhibition will be held on Wednesday, June 20, from 6 to 8 pm. The show will run from May 14th – August 4.

For this exhibition, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre partnered with the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and set about identifying photographers who are focused on the beauty of the Florida native landscape.

Eighteen photographers have contributed 100 images to this exhibition. The participating photographers are Kevin Barry, Donna Bollenbach, Richard Brownscombe, Christina Evans, George Gann, Roger Hammer, Kirsten Hines, Craig Huegel, Teri Jabour, Mary Keim, Susan Kolterman, Susan Lerner, Don Marchetto, Chuck McCartney, Rufino Osorio, Rebecca Sabac, Loret Setters, and Peg Urban.

Images range from the most exquisite close-ups of flowers to mysterious landscapes and from wild natural areas to planned private gardens.

Our goal is for the viewer to experience the joy and aliveness of the native landscape.

This exhibition is made possible by the support of the City of West Palm Beach Commissioners Moffett, Materio, James, Ryan and Neering, the Florida Wildflower Foundation, Audubon Everglades, The Institute for Regional Conservation, Oleander Garden Club and numerous private donors.

The Photo Centre is located at the downtown City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 am to 6 pm. Monday through Thursday; 10 am to 5 pm on Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday. For more information, please call 561.253.2600 or visit www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org.