Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

400 North Ashley Drive, Cube 200, Tampa, FL 33602 - United States





The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is a museum dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture. FMoPA collects, preserves, and exhibits historic and contemporary works by nationally and internationally known photographic artists. FMoPA also enriches the community by operating outreach programs to educate children and adults.


David Monroe : From Earth
Presented by Portals of Intent
A collection of landscape images that are created through meditation and the guidance of spirit. Reflected are the messages from spirit, inviting the viewer further into the intention of each portal.

Roger Ballen: In Retrospect
Roger Ballen’s photography delves into the human psyche and investigates consciousness and creativity. Most of his work is site specific where he creates scenes that are surreal, absurd, and provoke the viewer into investigating their own minds. In his distinctive style he incorporates drawing, painting, sculpture and performance into his photographs creating a “Theater of the Ballenesque”. His images have a strong impact on the viewer; they question, confront and sometimes shock, but most of all create a powerful visual language we deep down are all able to understand.

Griff Davis and Langston Hughes: Letters and Photographs 1947 – 1967: A Global Friendship
This exhibition brings to the public a selection from the archives of 62 never-before-seen photographs and material reflecting the decades-long friendship between the photographer, journalist and Senior Foreign Service Officer Griffith J. Davis and the renowned poet Langston Hughes. Griff Davis and Langston Hughes’ friendship lasted from the moment Davis stepped into Hughes classroom as a student at Atlanta University until Hughes died in 1967. The extraordinary photographs are complemented by an exchange of letters reflecting decades of personal correspondence- including Davis’ job as the first roving reporter at Ebony Magazine and his 35-year career as a pioneer U.S. Foreign Service Officer in Liberia. For his friend Langston Hughes, Davis provided a window into the emerging independence movement in Africa and helped identify African literary talent.

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