|Nava Writz. “Daytona 02.” 2011-Oct-19.|
The Daytona International Speedway, with its enormous complex has been dubbed the “World Center of Racing.” It boasts a diverse and bustling schedule of racing and community events that according to its website, includes civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo "shoots," production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.
Meanwhile, just less than 1.9 miles east on International Speedway, heading beach-side, the SMP offers a vibrant museum with an impressive international reputation of leadership for photography exhibitions, publications and educational programming.
Since the SMP has ties to many within both the national and international photographic community, they too have been able to establish themselves as capable of providing versatile venues by hosting significant exhibitions.
According to the SMP these include; “world-class photojournalism, fashion and advertising images, contemporary photographic art, thematic exhibitions by most major photographic artists and the works of such renowned photographers as Andre Kertesz, Paul Strand, Edward Weston, Robert Rauschenberg, Alex Webb, Susan Mieselas, Steve McCurry, Eugene Richards and Paul Fusco. Since 1992, the Museum has presented more than 300 exhibitions; 300 symposia, lectures, or other programs; and published more than 30 monographs or catalogues.”
New Works & Talented Photographers
Urbanautica, the independent web Journal dedicated to contemporary and documentary photography recently featured the group show ‘Anthology 2012’, now on display at the SMP from October 5, 2012 - February 3, 2013.
This group of 25 photographer’s works represent a dynamic range of themes, content and approaches to use of ‘writing with light’. The exhibit offers a rich level of energy permeating from the various mediums used in development of each photograph.
55th Running or Spring Break 2013!
Daytona Beach has long been touted, “The Great American Destination” attracting nearly 10 million visitors annually.
Are you making plans to join the tens of thousands that are part of NASCAR Nation at the 55th running of the Daytona 500 this coming February?
Maybe you have fun & sun on the agenda with Spring Break 2013?
Or, perhaps you are all revved up for one of Daytona's two Bike Weeks?
|PRC Boston. “Southeast Museum of Photography and Daytona Beach environs.” 2011-Feb-20. http://flic.kr/p/9jWZz1|
If so, be sure to check out the SMP! It’s a service of Daytona State College. Admission is free.
The SMP is past the Speedway, heading towards the beach. Keep an eye out for Richard Petty Field. it will be on your left. You can't (and certainly don't want to) miss it!