Meet Clyde Butcher

Join Clyde Butcher for a book signing at the Clearwater Main Library on August 16th from 5 – 6 pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. Later that evening, Clyde will be giving a lecture at the Capitol Theatre. CLICK HERE for more information and for the ticketing link.

This event is in conjunction with his Cuba Exhibit, which is up through October 31st at the Clearwater Main Library.

Commissioned by the United Nations to create a portfolio of the mountainous lands of Cuba, Clyde Butcher set out on three week-long expeditions into unfamiliar lands. He explored the island country’s varied geographic regions, from the Sierra Maestra Mountains in Cuba’s eastern Granma province, to the southern coast between Manzananilo and Santiago de Cuba. He ventured to places including Baracoa in the northeast, the southern waterfalls of the Serra de San Juan, and the mogotes of the west in the Piña del Rio region.

While taking photographs for the Conference for the Sustainable Habitat of the Mountains, Clyde thought about being part of an event changing history for the better, and enthusiastically saw an opportunity to make a positive difference. His photography transcends political boundaries, challenging us to work together to protect natural places across the globe.

Clyde Butcher Lecture

Join Clyde Butcher on August 16th for a lecture and book signing at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on August 16th. The lecture starts at 7 pm at the theatre. Be sure to visit the Clearwater Main Library for a book signing prior to the lecture from 5 -6 pm. This lecture is in conjunction with Clyde’s Cuba exhibit, which is on display at the library from May 6 to October 31st, 2023. Reserve your FREE lecture tickets CLICK HERE.

Cuba: The Natural Beauty – Nature Has No Borders The United Nations declared 2002 as “The Year of the Mountains.” Cuba hosted the conference inviting conservationists from across the Americas and Caribbean region to meet. The coordinator of the UN programs in Cuba invited Clyde Butcher to create a portfolio of the mountainous lands of Cuba; Clyde set out on three week-long expeditions into unfamiliar lands.

During this presentation, Clyde will discuss his sense of dedication to use his art form, photography to show people that there is a unity between all undisturbed natural places, whether a peak of a mountain range in Cuba, the wetlands where water covers the soil, or a streambed in an urban watershed. Clyde’s work is important aesthetically, and it is his hope that it will provide a vital tool for energizing efforts to preserve wilderness and wildlife habitat.

America’s Everglades Exhibit

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA – Clyde Butcher’s America’s Everglades Exhibit will be on display at the Clearwater Main Library until May 31.

With his century-old camera, Clyde Butcher has been exploring and documenting the Everglades for more than three decades. The result is a stunning collection of large-format black-and-white photographs that capture untouched parts of the nation’s largest subtropical wilderness. Delicate ecosystems, rare botanical specimens, and sweeping landscapes bring the wonder of this mysterious part of our country to light.

America’s Everglades: Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher highlights Butcher’s artistic eye as well as his deep and long-held commitment to conservation. His work challenges us to explore the heritage we share in the natural world and to work together to protect it. Through his photography, Butcher hopes to educate the public by bringing environmental issues to the forefront of public consciousness.