- Announcing A New Traveling Exhibition -

Clyde Butcher
LifeWorks in Photography
A New Retrospective Exhibition

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- Introduction - Selected Images - Press -
- Illustrated List of Works - Biography - Artist Statment -
- Exhibition Facts - Schedule - Contact Info -



Clyde Butcher
LifeWorks in Photography

The highly anticipated Clyde Butcher exhibit,
LIFEWORKS IN PHOTOGRAPHY, is now available for circulation to musems world wide. Featuring 52 of Butcher's original black and white photographs taken over a span of 50 years from locations all over the US, Europe, and Cuba, this exhibit is a must-see for anyone interested in the art of photography. Dates are available beginning in Janaury 2024. The exhibition will be presented at the La Cruces Museum, Las Cruces, NM, in September of 2024.

As one of the most renowned photographers of our time, Clyde Butcher has dedicated his life to capturing the natural beauty of the world around us. This exhibit showcases his unparalleled talent and features a stunning collection of his best work from his illustrious career.

From the sweeping vistas of the American West to the lush forests of Cuba, Butcher's photographs are an invitation to contemplate the beauty and fragility of the natural world. His use of black and white photography imbues each image with a sense of timelessness and depth, creating an emotional resonance with the viewer.
In addition to the stunning photographs on display, the exhibit also includes educational displays that offer insight into Butcher's creative process and the stories behind his photography.

Butcher is not only renowned for his stunning and emotional photographs of the natural world, but also celebrated for his dedication to protect natural lands. His conservation efforts in the National Park System and particularly the Florida Everglades have earned him the highest award that can be given to a civilian in the state of Florida, as well as honors from organizations such as Sierra Club and the Nature Conservancy.

This exhibit showcases Butcher's skill in capturing the raw beauty of the world's most precious natural landscapes, while also highlighting his passion for preserving these spaces for generations to come.
Don't miss your chance to experience the breathtaking beauty and timeless artistry of Clyde Butcher's LIFEWORKS IN PHOTOGRAPHY" exhibit. Discover the power and beauty of one of the world's greatest photographers.

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Clyde Butcher

Clyde Butcher is an American artist recognized nationally and internationally as one of America's finest landscape photographers. He has been preserving the untouched areas of the landscape on film for more than fifty years. He is known for his stunning black and white images created using an 8"x 10," 11"x 14," or 12 "x 20" view camera. Clyde prints his images in his own darkroom on fiber-based paper in a limited edition. The photographs are selenium toned, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. After a stroke in 2017, Butcher started using digital cameras to capture his images. His images come in sizes from 8 x 10 inches to 5 x 9 feet. His love of art and nature is seen in the exceptional detail and more subtle textures of his photography. He is well-known for his photographs of the swamps and wetlands of Florida and other natural landscapes throughout the United States, Cuba, and Europe. His images are described as both beautiful and haunting, capturing the stark beauty of the natural world.

In addition to his photography, Butcher is an active environmentalist and conservationist, working to protect and preserve the natural landscapes he photographs. He has also been the subject of numerous exhibitions and has received several awards for his work. Clyde has been honored by the State of Florida with the highest award given to a private citizen- the Artist Hall of Fame Award. He was chosen as "Person of the Week" on the ABC Peter Jennings TV evening news program, appeared on the CBS Sunday Morning Show, and has been featured in several PBS documentaries. He has also been honored with the Conservation Colleague Award, given to him by The Nature Conservancy. The Sierra Club has awarded him the Ansel Adams Conservation Award, which is given to a photographer who shows excellence in photography and has contributed to public awareness of the environment.

Butcher has published several books of his photography, including; America the Beautiful, Cuba-The Natural Beauty, Visions of Dali's Spain, The Everglades, and National Parks and Preserves.

A large selection of Clyde's photography can be seen at his Venice Gallery & Studio in Venice, Florida, and at his Big Cypress Gallery, which is located on thirteen acres in the center of the Everglades, mid-way between Naples and Miami on the Tamiami Trail (Hwy. 41), in the Big Cypress National Preserve. The gallery is surrounded by nearly a million acres of National Park wetlands and cypress strands of wild Florida.


Artist Statement

Wilderness, to me, is a spiritual necessity. When my son was killed by a drunken driver, it was to the wilderness that I fled in hopes of regaining my serenity and equilibrium. The mysterious spiritual experience of being close to nature helped restore my soul. It was during that time I discovered the intimate beauty of the environment. My experience reinforced my sense of dedication to use my art form, photography, to show people that there is a unity between all undisturbed natural places, whether a peak of a renowned mountain range or a stream-bed in an urban watershed. My hope is to educate . . . to let people know our land is a special place, and to inspire others to work together to save nature’s places of spiritual sanctuary for future generations.

                                                                         - Clyde Butcher



Clyde Butcher’s photography reveals ‘the special beauty of the Everglades


Clyde Butcher Photographs the Fragile Beauty of Florida's Swamps

Clyde Butcher's images of Cuba show beauty in black-and-white

Exhibition Facts

Clyde Butcher
Lifeworks in Photography

Exhibition Contents:
-Exhibition Checklist PDF -

52 framed black and white photographs, various sizes
Files provided - venue to print: image labels, interpretive panels, quotes

Space req:

The exhibit requires approximately 250-300 linear feet

Security req:

The Exhibition must be displayed in a limited access gallery. An open mall, hallway, or lounge area is not acceptable. The exhibition area must be locked and secured during closing hours. Alarms and/or guards during closed hours are preferred but not required.

Publication: Books are available

Exhibition Fee: upon request

Shipping and Insurance: Exhibitor responsible

Lecturer: Clyde Butcher is available for a lecture, events and book signing (contact PTE for more details)


Tour Schedule

January 1 - August 31

September 6 - Novermber 30
Las Cruces Museum
Las Cruces, NM




For More Information &
To Schedule Dates
Please contact

310 397 3098    info@p-t-e.org

- Introduction - Selected Images - Press -
- Illustrated List of Works - Biography - Artist Statment -
- Exhibition Facts - Schedule - Contact Info -

All images copyright Clyde Butcher 2023