Clyde Butcher Finds Beauty in America
January 15 - April 3, 2021
Clyde Butcher is an acclaimed photographer who has made it his mission to photograph and document wild and natural places across America for the last 50 years. He grew up in California and later relocated to Florida, finding peace and his life's mission within the Everglades. In this photographic exhibit, America the Beautiful, whose content stretches from the Redwood forests of California to the Everglades swamps of Florida, Butcher has captured the essence of our natural spaces and treasured landscapes. His images document the changing environment, capturing what is there today and encouraging us to enjoy the beauty of wilderness. He raises awareness of our remote places and the species who live there, allowing us a serene adventure through his lens. Clyde's images in this exhibition present the diverse places of wilderness and respite found throughout all of America and allow us to appreciate the beauty across our land.
America the Beautiful opened to the public on January 15, 2021, and will be on display in all three first floor galleries of the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum. No reservations are required to visit, $5 admission for non members, open Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm.
The Artistic Process
Each dramatic landscape is the outcome of patience, perseverance, and determination. Butcher waits hours, sometimes years, until the light, clouds, and composition comes together. Carrying large-format camera gear weighing up to 120 pounds, he crosses difficult terrain, stands in chest-deep water for hours, and is aware of wildlife that make these territories home. Butcher is deeply committed to recording the beauty of our natural landscapes.