VENICE, Fla. – Famous American landscape photographer Clyde Butcher (www.ClydeButcher.com) will host a holiday open house at his Venice gallery and studio on November 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 237 Warfield Ave.
Butcher, who is known for his black-and-white photographs of the Everglades and natural sites throughout the world, will sign books of his photography and calendars at the open house, which is free and open to the public.
His 2016 calendar, featuring Florida’s national parks, is now available for purchase and makes a wonderful holiday gift. The calendar includes 12 photographs taken inside Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park, Key Biscayne National Park and National Seashore Cape Canaveral. A portion of calendar sales will be donated to the South Florida Parks Trust.
Behind-the-scenes tours of Butcher’s 2,200-square-foot darkroom will be led every 30 minutes during the open house, giving visitors the chance to delve into the process he uses to develop his stirring and breathtaking landscape images.
For more information about Butcher and the holiday open house, please call 941-486-0811 or visit www.ClydeButcher.com.
About Clyde Butcher
Clyde Butcher’s black and white photographs explore his personal relationship with the environment. For more than 40 years, Butcher’s photography has been preserving the untouched areas of the landscape on film. His images, ranging in size, are captured with an 8″x 10″, 11″x 14″, and 12″x 20″ view camera. The large-format camera allows him to express the elaborate detail and textures that distinguish the intricacy of the landscape.
Recent projects include work for Florida’s “Save Our Rivers” program, the South Florida Water Management District, the D.E.P., Divisions of State Lands, the Bureau of Submerged Lands and Preserves, Everglades National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, River Keepers and the Wilderness Society. Clyde has been honored by the state of Florida with the highest award that can be given a private citizen: the Artist Hall of Fame Award. He has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Nature Photography Association and honored with the Humanitarian of the Year for 2005 from International University. He was also given the Heartland Community Service Award from the state of Florida for educating the people of Florida about the beauty of their state. The Sierra Club has gifted him with the Ansel Adams Conservation Award, which is given to a photographer who shows excellence in photography and has contributed to the public awareness of the environment.
A large selection of Clyde’s photography can be seen at his Venice Gallery & Studio in Venice, Fla. and at his Big Cypress Gallery, which is located on 13 acres in the center of the Everglades in the Big Cypress National Preserve. For more information, visit www.ClydeButcher.com.