Palm Beach Photographic Centre AnnouncesInaugural Grand Opening Exhibition

Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), today announced that the nonprofit organization's inaugural Grand Opening Exhibition at City Center will be: Celebrating US! Photographs from Presidential Inaugurations & Historic White House Moments.

On view will be photographs that capture the emotion and drama of the Presidential swearing-in ceremonies and historic White House moments of Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy. Celebrating US! will open on November 13 and run through early January.

“What better way to inaugurate the Palm Beach Photographic Centre's beautiful new $11-million home in City Center than with an inauguration-based exhibition,” said NeJame. “And the theme of Celebrating US! has many meanings because we are celebrating the U.S., celebrating democracy, celebrating our wonderful new 26,000 square foot location in downtown West Palm Beach, and celebrating the incredible work of some remarkable photojournalists, several of whom will attend our Grand Opening.”     

“A longtime supporter and frequent lecturer at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Mr. Kennerly is scheduled to attend the Grand Opening celebration on November 13 along with Mr. McNeely, Ms. Ballard and several other nationally known photographers,” said NeJame. “We also intend to present these and other distinguished presidential photojournalists in a special panel discussion and/or workshop for PBPC members.” 

About the Palm Beach Photographic Centre:
Dedicated to the enrichment of life through education, exhibitions, community programs, workshops, and cultural activities that promote the art of photography and digital imaging, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre has been hailed by the highly respected Columbia Journalism Review as one of the world's leading photo centers.

With a soft opening planned for late October in a spacious 26,000 square foot, $11-million home at City Center, the newly relocated Palm Beach Photographic Centre will have 4,000 square feet of exhibition space, 6,500 square feet of classrooms and studios, plus a 3,000 square-foot Photo Shop that'll be stocked with state-of-the-art equipment, print gallery, an extensive library and digital printers to make oversize prints, plus the nation's first Leica Camera Shop-in-Shop retail location.

The Photo Centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the exhibition galleries is only $5, while the community gallery exhibitions are free.  Admission fees vary for different events, and pre-registration is required for seminars, FOTOshoots and computer labs. 

The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is located at 415 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. For more information, please call 561.276.9797 or visit www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org.

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