Exhibition of Big Picture Photographer Laureate Program
The City of Tampa’s Big Picture Photographer Laureate: Volume VI portfolio will be unveiled Friday, May 29, 2009, from 5:00PM -7:30PM, at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gallery located at 200 N. Tampa Street.
The collection of images shot by Florida photographer, Jeremy Chandler, the City of Tampa’s sixth Photographer Laureate, focus on portraiture, explore a broader notion of place, familiar figures, and the not so familiar “obscure” subjects residing within Chandler’s captured “micro-communities.” The suite of images will be on view and open to the general public daily* from 9:00AM- 5:00PM, at Gallery AIA, through late July 2009.
The purpose of the Big Picture Photographer Laureate Program is to commission an artist each year to photograph and respond to life in the City of Tampa. The Program is inspired by historic photographic projects including the Farm Workers Administration, the National Endowment for the Arts, and regional Photographic Archives. The Program’s long-range vision is to build a public collection comprised of images that are representative of the life and times in Tampa, by regional, national and international photographers
*Gallery AIA daily hours of operation: M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM
200 N. Tampa Street