Global images by local photographers on exhibit

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Palm Beach Photographic Centre has just unveiled its latest exhibit highlighting three area photographers.

The exhibit, “Local Eyes, Global Views: Celebrating the Photography of Barron Collier, Alexander W. Dreyfoos and Leslie Slatkin, runs through Jan. 5.

“Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s next exhibition will present dozens of stunning pictures, taken all over the world by three of our most distinguished member photographers,” said Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.

Barron G. Collier II

Barron G. Collier II is a Palm Beach native who still resides here. He also has a home in Cody, Wyoming, where he is a supporter of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

Collier describes his 42 photographs in this exhibit as depicting “the change of seasons from winter to spring in the Northern Rocky Mountains, and the transformation that the landscape takes on during that time.”

He adds, “This change and transformation is not unlike how we transform ourselves after significant change occurs in our lives, and how that change and transformation can be either subtle or dramatic.”

Alexander W. Dreyfoos

Alexander W. Dreyfoos is one of Palm Beach County’s leading cultural philanthropists and chairman and owner of The Dreyfoos Group, a private capital management firm that grew out of the success of Photo Electronics Corp., which he formed in 1963.

He was the founding chairman of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, spearheaded the campaign to build the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, and was the guiding force behind the development and growth of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach.

“This collection of work represents a sampling of some of my favorite images that I have taken during my 85 years and counting, starting from the time I was about eight, when my father gave me my first camera, a Kodak Brownie Reflex,” says Dreyfoos. “My goal has always been, and continues to be, to try to capture rarely viewed scenes and environments and have them tell a story with only a simple caption.”

Leslie Slatkin

Leslie Slatkin was the second-place winner of the Photo Centre’s recent 21st Annual Members’ Show.

A Palm Beach resident, Slatkin says, “Having spent most of my life designing sets and wardrobe for advertising, it tuned my eye on how to look at spaces and people. Extreme travel – North Korea, Patagonia, Cuba, Falkland Islands – has allowed me the opportunity to share my eye with others.”

The Photo Centre is at 415 Clematis St. in downtown West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday–Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday–Saturday. For more information, go online to fotofusion.org.

Pictured above: “Golden Pavilion: Kyoto, Japan” by Alexander W. Dreyfoos

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