january 2018

26janallday16maralldayPoultry, Raptors, Places of Ritual(All Day) Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200

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Event Details

Fashion. Photography. Chickens?

These three seemingly disparate themes intersect in acclaimed fashion photographer Jean Pagliuso’s upcoming show at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.

Following a 30-year career as a portrait photographer working for such publications as Vogue, Times, Newsweek, Time and Rolling Stone, Pagliuso  decided to turn her lens on a less traditional subject: chickens.

What began as a way to honor her father’s love of breeding show chickens has since become an extensive collection of poultry portraits. Pagliuso has taken close-up shots of over 20 different chicken breeds, posing them and focusing on the unique plumage and expressions of each.

The images are printed in black and white on nearly see-through paper. Pagliuso’s treatment of the birds, combined with the delicacy of the printing materials, create a dignified and surprisingly moving series of portraits.

In addition to poultry photography, Pagliuso’s exhibition at FMoPA also will feature a handful of photographs from her book, “In Plain Sight,” which explores endangered environments and places of ritual in Cambodia, India, New Mexico, Peru and Turkey.

Time

January 26 (Friday) - March 16 (Friday)

Location

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200

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