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Chance Portraits from Two Shores
Douglas McCulloh & Jacques Garnier

November 15, 2006 - January 19, 2007

Opening Events: November 15, 6:00-8:30pm
Exhibition Preview Reception to meet Douglas McCulloh & Jacques Garnier at 6:00pm (Museum Galleries)
Museum Lecture Series by Douglas McCulloh & Jacques Garnier at 7:30pm (Bld 150 Rm 101, DBCC Daytona Campus)

Exhibition Event: November 16, 10:30am-12:00pm
Seminar and Open Classroom with Douglas McCulloh & Jacques Garnier (Photography Dept, Blg 530 Rm 118)

On the Beach, Jacques Garnier and Douglas McCulloh

"The ocean's edge is a place of freedom and desire, a place to stare and to strut, to see and to be seen. Beaches are half display, half voyeurism. This is the precise terrain of photography- one side posing, the other looking. Cameras belong on the beach." —Jacques Garnier and Douglas McCulloh (excerpt from the essay On Chance Operations)


The real life characters photographed for On The Beach reveal the rich diversity and color of the beach as a social and cultural pageant. Florida's beaches are a magnet, not only for the local population, but for the millions who visit Florida each year. This exhibition features images made over the last 2 years on Florida's beaches, combined with a companion series made on the beaches of Southern California. The show rises from a powerfully straightforward idea - go to the beach and capture a chance sample of beachgoers.


Jacques Garnier has exhibited at the UCLA/Armand Hammer Museum of Art, the Society of Contemporary Photography in Kansas City, Irvine Fine Arts Center, the Palm Springs Desert Museum, at the University of Wisconsin; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Barnsdall Art Center, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, the Peter Blake Gallery, the Bachofner Gallery at the Santa Monica Bergamot Station complex and at Dusseldorf’s Stux Gallery. Garnier has served on the Executive Board of the Laguna Art Museum and has been published in PhotoMetro, the New York Times and American Photography. He holds bachelor’s and graduate degrees in French Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Garnier lives in San Clemente, California.

Douglas McCulloh has worked on conceptual photography projects since the early 1990’s. He uses an unmanipulated documentary style supplemented with a complex and layered information system that provides maps, texts, subject biographies, personal accounts, captions and location data. This approach is exemplified in his Chance Encounters: the L.A. Project, published by the University of California/California Museum of Photography in 1999. Another sampling project, 20,000 Portraits; was featured in the 2002-2003 Freewaves 8th Biennial of Experimental Media. In 2004-2006, McCulloh was commissioned to undertake a 60,000 photograph documentation of Hollywood for the L.A. Neighborhoods Project, part of the permanent archive of the City of Los Angeles.

McCulloh’s photographs are in numerous public collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the California Museum of Photography and the Biblioteque Nationale, Paris. His major exhibitions include Chance Encounters, Rearview and Ocean View. His work has been exhibited at the Laguna Art Museum, Otis College of Art and Design, Brooks Institute, the Getty Gallery, Loyola University, the California Museum of Photography, Lawrence University and the New Orleans Academy of Art. He lives in Riverside, California.

About the Prints: Thirty-Four (34) Dye-coupler (Type C) photographic prints sized 30 x 40 in. (framed) and Thirty-Four (34) Ink-Jet prints sized 30 x 36 in. (framed)

Related Press: Daytona Beach News Journal (pdf format)

Sample Exhibition Images:
On the Beach On the Beach On the Beach
Installation Shots at SMP:
On the Beach Exhibition Installation Image On the Beach Exhibition Installation Image On the Beach Exhibition Installation Image
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Exhibitions and programs at the Southeast Museum of Photography are supported in part by Daytona State College, Volusia ECHO and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on the Arts.

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