Constantine Manos: Florida Pictures includes over fifty images from the photographer’s celebrated American Color series taken in Florida between 1982 and 2009. These dynamic images, filled with saturated color, feature people and places from Jacksonville in the north to Key West in the south. The photographs document both public events, such as Bike Week in Daytona Beach, and simple everyday life.
Constantine Manos began his career as a photojournalist in the 1950s. He became a member of Magnum Photos in 1963 and photographed for such publications as Life, Look, Esquire and Time-Life books. For much of his career, Manos photographed primarily in black and white, but beginning in the early 1980s he turned increasingly to color images. Two collections of his color photographs were published as American Color (1995) and American Color 2 (2003). Many of the works in these books were photographed in Florida, where Manos is a part-time resident. Florida Pictures presents a selection of images from these books, supplemented by a number of more recent images.
Constantine Manos: Florida Pictures is part of Foto Fort Lauderdale, a new initiative that makes the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale a long-term home for photography. Through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and other programs, museums visitors will be able to experience photography at any time during the year. Foto Fort Lauderdale is sponsored by Stiles, with additional support provided by Northern Trust.