TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Tallahassee Museum will display the photography of Florida A&M University (FAMU) journalism professor Michael Abrams in the “A Passion for Flowers” exhibit from September 2008 through January 2009.
“I was surprised and gratified when the Tallahassee Museum asked me to present my photography after viewing my work on the web,” said Abrams.
The exhibit features natural and supernatural wildflower and insect photography. Some of the photographs show natural repose; other images are enhanced by computer algorithms. They are printed on various types of paper including fine art and canvas, with 200-year-old archival ink.
Abrams’ photographs are of Florida wildflowers, some of them endangered species, such as the night-blooming wild petunia and hexalectris (crested) orchid. Most of the photographs were digitized from slides taken over a 15-year span, and other photographs were taken digitally.
Professor Abrams teaches communication law and is the director of graduate studies at the FAMU School of Journalism and Graphic Communication. Some of his photographs are located on the award-winning website www.flwildflowers.com
For more information on prints and prices visit www.flwildflowers.com/museum
About School of Journalism and Graphic Communication
The Florida A&M University School of Journalism and Graphic Communication was founded in 1982. Its Division of Journalism was the first journalism program at a historically black university to be nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. It offers four journalism sequences: newspaper, magazine production, broadcast (television and radio) and public relations. The Division of Graphic Communication was accredited in 2002 by the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communication. It offers four major tracks: graphic design, printing production, printing management and photography.
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