April 27, 2015

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Clyde Butcher - Interpretation of Nature

| 12/3/2013

Clyde Butcher, noted environmental photographer and Florida "icon," answers questions about his art and process. This video was shot in Butcher's darkroom at his gallery in Venice, Florida. Butcher is 71.

Other videos in Florida Trend's series with Clyde Butcher are here:

  • Clyde Butcher - Preserving Florida: Here he discusses Florida's environmental risk, talks about his traveling exhibit "Preserving Eden," and shares upcoming plans.
  • Clyde Butcher - Mucking About: Butcher and his team take people on walks through waist-deep swamp water in the Big Cypress. In the video, Butcher lets us in on how the swamp tours got started, and shares why they're helping people see Florida in a new light.

Clyde Butcher is an American photographer known for wilderness photography of the Florida landscape. Butcher produces large-scale, black-and-white photos, and is in the Florida Artist Hall of Fame. His deep appreciation for the Everglades have inspired him to work for the restoration and preservation of environment. Butcher has received recognition for his community service as well as his photography. To see more of his photography and learn where you might meet the artist, check out his websote, ClydeButcher.com, or visit his Facebook page.

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About the Everglades, we should...

  • Increase efforts toward restoration, esp. in light of rising sea level
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