Palm Beach Photographic Centre
Museum Exhibits

Walter Iooss, Jr. & Monica Stevenson

Jan 21 to Mar 26, 2016

Walter Iooss, Jr. - FOTOfusion FOTOmentor Award
Monica Stevenson - A Horse of a Different Color


Opening Reception: Jan 21, 2016 6-8pm
On View: Jan 21 to Mar 26, 2016

Museum Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday 10am - 6pm
  • Friday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday - Closed

Admission:

Free


The Palm Beach Photographic Centre proudly presents:

Walter Iooss Jr.

FOTOfusion FOTOmentor Award

On View Jan 21, 2016 to Mar 26, 2016

Opening Reception Jan 21, 2016 6-8pm

Curated by Scott McKiernan, CEO/Founder of ZUMA Press

© Walter Iooss Jr., "The Catch" Jan 10, 1982
© Walter Iooss Jr., "The Catch" Jan 10, 1982

© Walter Iooss Jr., Celtics Bill Russell (6) vs Lakers Elgin Baylor (22) during NBA Finals Game 4.
© Walter Iooss Jr., "Celtics Bill Russell (6) vs Lakers Elgin Baylor (22) during NBA Finals Game 4"

© Walter Iooss Jr., "The Blue Dunk staring Michael Jordan"
© Walter Iooss Jr., "The Blue Dunk staring Michael Jordan"

© Walter Iooss Jr., "Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. - Team Upton : JUSTIN, KATE and B.J. UPTON"
© Walter Iooss Jr., "Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. - Team Upton : JUSTIN, KATE and B.J. UPTON"

Walter Iooss, Jr. is one of the sports world's most respected photographers and perhaps the single most successful sports photographer in advertising today. He has shot more than 300 Sports Illustrated covers (his first at the age of 19), contributed to the magazine's Swimsuit Issue for 30-plus years, and published 13 books including The New York Times #1 bestseller Rare Air: Michael on Michael in 1993, and Heaven in 2010 and he has shot campaigns for clients ranging from Coca-Cola, Adidas, Nike, Oakley, Canon, and Gatorade to the National Milk Council and Kellogg’s.

Walter was just 17 when he embarked on his photography career. His first assignment was for Sports Illustrated and the intervening decades have only deepened his love of the medium. You can see it in his various personal projects, whether it's his handmade, collaged diaries or his ongoing series on Montauk, where he and his family bought a house in 1977. "Photography is not a job. It's a way of life," he notes. "I live it, think it, and feel it. It's just in my DNA."

In the fall of 2009, the Newseum in Washington, DC, opened a major retrospective of Walter’s work titled "Athlete: The Sports Illustrated Photography of Walter Iooss." The show proved such a big success that the museum extended it through January 2011. Around the same time, the Annenberg Space for Photography mounted an exhibition called "Sport: Iooss and Leifer" that showcased many of Walter's iconic images alongside those of Neil Leifer. "The action comes to him, and he never misses. No one shoots like him," Sports Illustrated director of photography Steve Fine told a reporter.

The Palm Beach Photographic Centre has been offered the rare privilege to host Walter Iooss in our museum with an exhibition of his work that highlights his career. Mr. Iooss will also present a lecture of his work. The museum will exhibit photographs illustrating the many highlights of his professional life as a sports photographer during the last five decades. This exhibit is curated by Scott McKiernan, CEO/Founder of ZUMA Press.

The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is proud to announce that Mr. Iooss will be the 2016 recipient of its prestigious FOTOmentor award. His upcoming exhibition and lecture will be the highlight of the Centre’s international FOTOfusion festival (January 19-23, 2016). On January 20, 2016 at the 21st FOTOfusion Awards Gala, Mr. Iooss will be presented with the prestigious FOTOmentor Award.

FOTOmentor Award


The annual FOTOmentor Award will be presented to Walter Iooss, Jr., the legendary photographer who has been hailed as “the poet laureate of sports.” In his half-century career at Sports Illustrated, he has shot more than 300 magazine covers and photographed the annual Swimsuit Issue more than 40 times. Iooss is known for his award-winning images of the world’s greatest athletes, including Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods, Scottie Pippen, Kelly Slater and more.

From 1968 through 1972, Iooss was in-house photographer for Atlantic Records in New York, where his subjects included James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. In 2004, he received the prestigious LUCIE Lifetime Achievement Award for Sports Photography. Recent exhibitions of his work include “Athlete: The Sports Illustrated Photography of Walter Iooss” at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., and “SPORT: Iooss & Leifer” at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.

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Monica Stevenson

A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR

On View Jan 21, 2016 to Mar 26, 2016

Opening Reception Jan 21, 2016 6-8pm

©2015 Monica Stevenson

© Monica Stevenson, "Banff Springs"

©2015 Monica Stevenson

© Monica Stevenson, "Head Study - Florida"

©2015 Monica Stevenson

© Monica Stevenson, "Jumpers Aachen"

©2015 Monica Stevenson

© Monica Stevenson, "Summer Zoe"

©2015 Monica Stevenson

© Monica Stevenson, "Zoe Summer"

“The pictures in this show were made during my travels to many parts of the globe—Switzerland, France, England, Germany, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, and all over the USA, says Stevenson, "At the end of the day, if I am able to create and share images as beautiful as the horses and their world, I feel I have done a good thing."

Certainly, Stevenson’s reverence and admiration for all things equine are the driving forces behind these meanderings and “spur” her to communicate through the art of photography.

In addition, Stevenson will lead a FOTOfusion FOTOshoot on Friday, January 22, from 6 to 9:30 am. Transforming The Horse Into A Work of Art (aka Master Shoot 419) will take place on a luxury horse farm in Wellington, where participants will photograph horses and riders in a beautiful equine setting. “These equine athletes compete at the Olympic level, and their musculature and fine grooming will be a joy to have in front of your camera,” said Stevenson.

The public is invited to a FREE Opening Reception for both the Walter Iooss and Monica Stevenson exhibitions at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre on January 21 from 6 to 8 pm.

About Monica Stevenson:
A comercial and fine art photographer/film maker who incorporates a rich, cosmopolitan, visual and tactile language into her imagery, Monica Stevenson draws from her time living in Australia, Spain, and Puerto Rico before setting up shop in New York City. Her fine art photography focuses on a subject forever integral to her life: horses. Her haunting equine photographs, in both black-and-white and color, gracefully capture the animals in all of their disciplines, highlighting their relationship with their human companions and the environment. Her images are rich in feeling and texture, reflecting the enduring romance of equestrian tradition.

For more information, please visit: www.monicastevenson.com or www.monicastevensonphotography.com.