Titled <em>Florida Color</em>, the sixty prints in this exhibition are drawn from Manos' larger body of work titled <em>American Color</em>. This body of work has generated two books, <a href="http://store.magnumphotos.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2024" target="_blank">American Color</a> and <a href="http://store.magnumphotos.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2275" target="_blank">American Color 2</a>, as well as an archive of thousands of Kodachrome slides.
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.
On March 30, 2013, at 2:00 in the auditorium of the museum, Manos will present a slideshow/lecture spanning his career – from his early b&w work at the age of eighteen to the present.
The Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale is located at One East Las Olas Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale. For further details visit <a href="http://www.moafl.org" target="_blank">moafl.org</a>.