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Hillsborough River Rapids

by Clyde Butcher

Hillsborough River Rapids

36” x 46”
photograph

Donated in 1998 by the artist

Artist's Statement

Clyde Butcher has been an award winning, fine art, large-format photographer for over 30 years. Today the majority of his work is of Florida, particularly the Everglades and Big Cypress regions. He uses 8" x 10" and 12" x 20" view cameras, which enable him to achieve the elaborate detail and textures that distinguish the rapidly disappearing landscape of Florida. Through the medium of his exquisite black and white photographs, conservation of Florida is an underlying goal and theme. He is dedicated to using his photography as an inspiration for others to work together to save nature's places of spiritual sanctuary for future generations. He has been the subject of two award-winning documentaries, Visions of Florida and Big Cypress Preserve: The Jewel of the Everglades. Several books have been published featuring his work or his life: Clyde Butcher: Portfolio I, Florida Landscapes: A Biography, Seeing the Light: Wilderness and Salvation, a Photographer's Tale; and most recently, Clyde Butcher - 1995 Limited Edition Collection. His work has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions and is included in many prestigious corporate and private collections. His home and gallery, Big Cypress Gallery, are located on 13 acres in the middle of the million-acre Big Cypress National Preserve. http://www.clydebutcher.com.

Artist's Biography

An award-winning, black and white landscape photographer for over 30 years, Clyde Butcher captures on large-format film the transcendent, natural beauty of Florida’s rapidly disappearing landscape, particularly the Everglades and Big Cypress regions of Florida. He uses 8" x 10" and 12" x 20" view cameras, which enable him to achieve the elaborate detail and textures that distinguish the rapidly disappearing landscape of Florida. Through the medium of his exquisite photographs, conservation of Florida is an underlying goal and theme. He is dedicated to using his photography as an inspiration for others to work together to save nature’s places of spiritual sanctuary for future generations.

Clyde Butcher has been the subject of two award-winning documentaries, Visions of Florida and Big Cypress Preserve: The Jewel of the Everglades. Three books have been published featuring his work or his life: Clyde Butcher: Portfolio I, Florida Landscapes; a biography, Seeing the Light: Wilderness and Salvation, a Photographer’s Tale; and most recently, Clyde Butcher - 1995 Limited Edition Collection. His work has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions and is included in many prestigious corporate and private collections. His home and gallery, Big Cypress Gallery, are located on 13 acres in the middle of the million-acre Big Cypress National Preserve.