Opening Reception: Apr 9, 2015 6:00-8:00 pm
On View: Apr 10, 2015 to TBA, 2015
Monday - Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday - Closed
The Palm Beach Photographic Centre proudly presents:
Women of Vision
National Geographic Photographers on Assignment
Jan 22, 2015 - Mar 28,2015
Opening Reception Jan 22 6:00-8:00pm
(Opening Reception Free to All Members or Non Members)
NUJOOD ALI STUNNED THE WORLD IN 2008 BY OBTAINING A DIVORCE AT AGE TEN IN YEMEN,
STRIKING A BLOW AGAINST FORCED MARRIAGE.
PHOTO BY STEPHANIE SINCLAIR/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Featuring the work of 11 female photojournalists who have made a significant impact through their images. From the savannahs of Botswana to the war torn streets of Libya and Afghanistan, the beaches of the Jersey Shore to the Mongolian Steppes and the rainforests of New Guinea – these 11 women have traveled the world as explorers, capturing compelling stories of the planet and its people. “Women of Vision” is a tribute to the spirit and the ambition of these journalists who have created powerful experiences for millions through the insightful sensitive and strategic use of a camera.
(West Palm Beach, FL – March 23, 2015) Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world-renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), today announced that the next exhibition would be CUBA: Contrasting Visions. Opening April 9 this exhibition will present more than 200 images taken during four different FOTOshoots in Havana and the surrounding countryside over the last year.
Vincent Versace, the internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography, is curating the exhibition that will include more than 80 of his own photographs. The remaining photos were all taken by Palm Beach Photographic Centre students, who participated in the photo shoots on 14 different days, including Carol Booth, Michael Holstein, Eric Isicoff, Jay Koenigsburg, Ken Kurzweil, Tommy Morrison, Carol Roberts and Leslie Slatkin.
"Much of Cuba has been left untouched since 1959, with beautiful beaux arts and art deco buildings, now crumbling into accelerated decrepitude,” says Versace. “Because the country has been so isolated and untouched for so long, the people have a sense of innocence and openness that is unique.”
"Even though I describe the Cuban experience as complexities made up of many little things, I want people who view this exhibition to see the hope in the people and their indomitable human spirit, even while living in the most difficult of places,” he says, adding that it was important to capture these incredible images, “the interesting plainness of Cuba today before the thundering herds start arriving in waves” now that a half century of travel restrictions are starting to lift.
The public is invited to the opening reception for CUBA: Contrasting Visions on Thursday, April 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.
About Vincent Versace:
Vincent Versace is one of Nikon’s founding Nikon Ambassadors and is widely considered to be one of the top photography artists and visual storytellers of this era. He is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg fine art award. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History and has been published in American Photo, Popular photography, The New York Times, Shutterbug, Outdoor Photography and numerous other publications. Mr. Versace is the author of several best selling books, and has been an active participant at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s annual FOTOfusion for more than 15 years.