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Click Here for the spring film schedule--First Fight. Then Fiddle.


In Time We Shall Know Ourselves
American Photographs, 1974

January 20 through May 2

This collection of black and white photographs, taken in the early 1970's, was put together by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and has been touring the Southeast for the last few years. We are excited to now host "In Time We Shall Know Ourselves" in our own gallery. Raymond Smith, who attended high school and college here in Florida, will return to the state to speak about his work on March 25th at 5:00 PM.

With Help From Our Friends: Selections from the Permanent Exhibition

This exhibition was curated in part by the students of Daytona State College's Southeast Center for Photographic Studies. Students from Professor Jayanti Seiler's class, "Photography as an Art Form" wrote reflection essays on particular photos. These student voices help to contextualize the images in ways that many may not have considered. 


North and South:Berenice Abbott's U.S. Route 1


October 26 - February 4

During the summer of 1954, photographer Berenice Abbott set off with two companions to tour the expanse of Route 1. The group left from New York City and drove south to Key West, Florida. There, they turned around, retracing their route until they reached the last northerly point; Fort Kent, Maine. During this excursion, Abbott took more than 2,400 negatives. She devoted the next two years to developing prints and a prospectus illustrating the historical importance of the project. Her goal was to capture the character of the time in the ever transient face of America. This exhibition is organized and circulated by the Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, New York.


Brooke Didanato: A House is Not a Home

“A House is Not a Home” is a series of self-portraits conveying feelings of isolation and discontent experienced when returning to my hometown in Ohio. The character in this series acts as a hyper-feminine version of myself, exploring an alternate reality where I coexist with a suburban backdrop, yet struggle to psychologically acclimate to gender roles often found in a nuclear family structure. By obstructing my face, I seek to create a character who encapsulates a broad definition of “female hysteria,” a medical diagnosis that was historically used for women who struggled to cope with societal ideals. “ “


Elaine Ling: Travels


November 29 - February 4

In 2002, Elaine Ling was one of five internationally recognized Master Artists-in-residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. During those few weeks Ling completed a black and white large-format photography project using Florida landscapes, abandoned and derelict buildings and evacuated houses. In the series we are confronted with sullen and poignant images of decay, destruction and waste co-existing within a larger portrait of a landscape that is twisted, contorted and bristling with regenerative energy and life.

On exhibit at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach


Music in Pictures: Jeff Roach, Jenn Ross


November 16 – June 2, 2017

Music in Pictures is a visual record depicting the dramatic world of live music, entertainment and performance. Presented in conjunction with the Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment and Art, the bi-yearly Student Showcase aims to demonstrate the artistry and talent of the students attending the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies. The Student Showcase is an exciting opportunity for students who wish to explore their creativity and present thematic work in a gallery setting..MORE.



Now on View

North and South: Berenice Abbott's US Route I

Spring Film Series
Pioneers of African American Cinema
January 6
5-7 pm

Elaine Ling: Travels

On View at the Atlantic Center for the Arts


SMP is a vibrant museum with an impressive international reputation of leadership for photography exhibitions, publications and educational programming. The museum serves international and national audiences for photography and art as well as all local and regional audiences, universities, colleges and schools. The museum opened in 1992 and is one of 13 facilities in the US dedicated exclusively to photography, and one of only a handful of such institutions nationally, that share a scope, reach and depth of collection and activities in this specific field. As an independent academic and public-service unit of Daytona State College, it is Florida's most comprehensive museum of photography and the largest in the southeast. SMP enjoys strong relations with other national and international photographic institutions and has hosted significant exhibitions of world-class photojournalism, fashion and advertising images, contemporary photographic...MORE


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