Florida Museum of Photographic Art
Rivergate Plaza, 400 North Ashley Drive, Tampa

Marvels of the Reef:
An Exhibition of Underwater Photography
Now - December 30

Hotel Room Portraits - Richard Renaldi & Seth Boyd
Now - December 31

Sandra Gottlieb
January – March 2016

Gohar Dashti: Iran Untitled and Stateless
February– April 2016

Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs

No current special photography exhibits

Morean Arts Center
719 Central Ave, St. Petersburg

Kim Turner-Smith: Labyrinth of Daydreams
Everett Gallery
Florida-based photographer Turner-Smith draws inspiration from her everyday surroundings, specifically, life at home with her two daughters. Full of wonder and spontaneity yet grounded in reality, these images document the artist’s own journey as a mother, and serve as a visual reminder of both the magic and brevity of childhood.

Polk Museum of Art
800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland

Androids by Tony Guinn
Now – January 24, 2016
Murray & Ledger Galleries
Through the evolution of the mobile device, fine art photography has undergone a reformation. Whereas the digital camera shifted photography from a time-intensive chemical process to a more immediate electronic art form, the contemporary touchscreen mobile device has concentrated it further to be more efficient and accessible. Combined with numerous downloadable apps and pervading social media, anyone can use their mobile device to capture a digital image, manipulate its appearance, and share it with an international audience in a matter of seconds. Purists may scoff at this modern iteration of photography, but that does not discount its effects on the field or its acceptance by the art world.

Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg

Has a permanent collection of photographic works.

Sitter and Subject in Nineteenth-Century Photography
In conjunction with the 23rd Daguerreian Society Annual Symposium to be held in St. Petersburg October 27-30, this exhibition features some 60 nineteenth-century daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes. It addresses several facets of the public’s insatiable appetite for portraits of loved ones and strangers alike. Flawless artistic and studio portraits will be on view. Highlights include a rare portrait of James Cutting, the inventor of the ambrotype, by Mathew Brady and a pair of important full-plate daguerreotype portraits by Southworth and Hawes on loan from The Dandrew-Drapkin Collection. One features the statesman Daniel Webster, the other, Alvin Adams, the shipping magnate whose company later became American Express. Other formal portraits of sitters are an elegant likeness of a lady by John Jabez Edwin Mayall and a playful photograph of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky by Alphonse Plumier. In contrast to these formal portraits, the exhibition also presents images of anonymous subjects, mainly workers and models made by unknown “operators.”

Ringling Museum of Art
5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

Has a permanent collection of photographic works.

Tampa Bay History Center
801 Old Water Street, Tampa

Preserving Eden: Clyde Butcher’s
Florida Photographs

Now – January 8, 2017
Clyde Butcher’s powerful black and white photographs explore his personal bond with the environment. Captured with large format cameras, the photographs presented in Preserving Eden explore the connections between Clyde Butcher’s landscape photography and Floridian environmental conservation education. Butcher looks to the Floridian wilderness to answer questions that are probably very different from questions scientists ask. For Butcher, wilderness is a sacred necessity. He believes the mysterious spiritual experience of being close to nature is restorative and that discovering the intimate beauty of the natural world is healing to the human soul.  Although Butcher will always be closely identified with the Everglades, he is deeply committed to recording precious landscapes throughout Florida.

Tampa Museum of Art
120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa

Has a permanent collection of photographic works.