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Palm Beach Photographic Centre To Present A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR By Monica Stevenson

December 23, 2015

Palm Beach Photographic Centre to Present

A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR

A Photographic Exhibition by Monica Stevenson

Public is Invited to FREE Opening Reception on January 21 for Both the Stevenson Exhibition & One by Legendary Sports Photographer Walter Iooss

(West Palm Beach, FL – December 22, 2015)  Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world-renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), today announced the opening of A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR, a collection of equine photographs by Monica Stevenson. This will run at the same time as the previously announced exhibition by legendary photographer Walter Iooss, Jr., who has shot more than 300 covers for Sports Illustrated.

“The pictures in this show were made during my travels to many parts of the globe—Switzerland, France, England, Germany, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, and all over the USA, says Stevenson, "At the end of the day, if I am able to create and share images as beautiful as the horses and their world, I feel I have done a good thing."

Certainly, Stevenson’s reverence and admiration for all things equine are the driving forces behind these meanderings and  “spur” her to communicate through the art of photography.

In addition, Stevenson will lead a FOTOfusion FOTOshoot on Friday, January 22, from 6 to 9:30 am. Transforming The Horse Into A Work of Art (aka Master Shoot 419) will take place on a luxury horse farm in Wellington, where participants will photograph horses and riders in a beautiful equine setting. “These equine athletes compete at the Olympic level, and their musculature and fine grooming will be a joy to have in front of your camera,” said Stevenson.

The public is invited to a FREE Opening Reception for both the Walter Iooss and Monica Stevenson exhibitions at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre on January 21 from 6 to 8 pm.

About Monica Stevenson:

A commercial and fine art photographer/film maker who incorporates a rich, cosmopolitan, visual and tactile language into her imagery, Monica Stevenson draws from her time living in Australia, Spain, and Puerto Rico before setting up shop in New York City. Her fine art photography focuses on a subject forever integral to her life: horses. Her haunting equine photographs, in both black-and-white and color, gracefully capture the animals in all of their disciplines, highlighting their relationship with their human companions and the environment. Her images are rich in feeling and texture, reflecting the enduring romance of equestrian tradition. For more information, please visit: www.monicastevenson.com or www.monicastevensonphotography.com.

About Walter Iooss:

The winner of this year’s annual FOTOmentor Award during FOTOfusion 2016, photographer Walter Iooss has been hailed as “the poet laureate of sports.” In his half-century career at Sports Illustrated, he has shot more than 300 magazine covers and photographed the annual Swimsuit Issue more than 40 times. Iooss is known for his award-winning images of the world’s greatest athletes, including Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods, Scottie Pippen, Kelly Slater and more. From 1968 through 1972, Iooss was in-house photographer for Atlantic Records in New York, where his subjects included James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.  In 2004, he received the prestigious LUCIE Lifetime Achievement Award for Sports Photography. Recent exhibitions of his work include “Athlete: The Sports Illustrated Photography of Walter Iooss” at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., and “SPORT: Iooss & Leifer” at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.

About FOTOfusion 2016:

The Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s 21st annual FOTOfusion will be held January 19-23, 2016. A popular cultural festival “where creativity and technology fuse,” FOTOfusion attracts hundreds of professional and hobbyist photographers to West Palm Beach for five days of workshops, lectures, panel discussions, multimedia presentations, portfolio reviews, hands-on computer classes, demonstrations, and photo shoots taught by more than 60 world renowned photographers, digital imaging artists and picture editors – all of whom donate their time and expertise to educate, mentor and encourage creativity among participants of all levels and ages. For more information, please visit www.FOTOfusion.org.

About the Palm Beach Photographic Centre:

A registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is dedicated to the enrichment of life through photographic exhibitions, workshops, community programs, and other educational and cultural events that promote the photographic arts. Located in the City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach, the Photo Centre’s hours are 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Thursday, and 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is free. For more information, please call 561.253.2600 or visit www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org.


Summer Zoe by Monica Stevenson

Available for Interview:
Fatima NeJame
Palm Beach Photographic Centre
561.253.2600
Fatima@FOTOfusion.org

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PR-BS, Inc.
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