january 2018

fri26janAll Dayfri16marPoultry, Raptors, Places of Ritual(All Day) Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N. Ashley Drive Cube 200 Tampa, Florida 33602


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.


January 26 (Friday) - March 16 (Friday)


Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

400 N. Ashley Drive Cube 200 Tampa, Florida 33602