The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is proud to open By the Yard: Cirkut Camera Photography. This exhibition will feature panoramic images created by the unique Cirkut camera in the early 20th century and will run from January to December of 2017.
Many images featured in the exhibition were generously donated to the FMoPA permanent collection by collector Robert MacKay, PhD; however the exhibition also features work from the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System as well as images on loan from the Drapkin Collection. This wide range of resources, united by the unique Cirkut camera, will feature images from daily American community life, industry, wartime, and fantastic views.
Robert MacKay will visit the museum on February 24, 2017 at 6 pm for a presentation regarding his book America by the Yard, which features many of the works that appear in the exhibition. This special guest speaker presentation will delve into the history of the Cirkut camera as well as remark upon the way this device allowed photographers to capture and view America.
“FMoPA prides itself of our permanent collection, and the level of collaboration with this exhibition is truly remarkable,” says Zora Carrier, PhD, FMoPA’s Executive Director, “The nature of these panoramas is enchanting, and we look forward to featuring this exhibition for the coming year.”
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is one of fewer than ten museums in the United States dedicated exclusively to photography and one of two such museums in the state of Florida. FMoPA seeks to enrich the lives of the citizens of the Tampa Bay area by providing rare, specialized access to the wonders of photography not only as an aesthetic form but also as a multi-faceted historical and contemporary document of our world through exhibitions, education, outreach programs, and local collaborations.
Admission is free for members. Admission for not-yet members: $10.00
About FMoPA: The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is a museum dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture. FMoPA collects, preserves, and exhibits historic and contemporary works by nationally and internationally known photographic artists. FMoPA also enriches the community by operating outreach programs for children and adults and by offering an extensive array of photography classes. For more information, visit www.FMoPA.org
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