Relax, Calm

Bliss Out With These Soothing Beach Shots by Photographer Gray Malin

The well-known photographer has added our region to his collection of light-filled aerial beach shots.

09/02/2022 By Megan McDonald

Nature

See the Winners of the Conservation Foundation's Summer Photo Contest

Best in Show went to Englewood photographer Susan Smart, among five category winners.

08/05/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Welcome To Our World

Get a Sneak Peak at The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County's New Art Exhibit

Vist Sarasota's Ringling Community Gallery to view the student-captured photos.

05/05/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

The Path Forward

Photographer Carlton Ward Jr. Is Using His Lens to Help Save Wild Florida

The story of the Florida panther is one of near extinction, followed by a dramatic rebound and a shaky status quo.

05/05/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

War in Ukraine

A Bradenton Photographer Traveled to Poland to Document the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

Mestel's images were captured near the Poland-Ukraine border, where millions of refugees have crossed since the beginning of the Russian invasion.

03/21/2022 Photography by Allan Mestel By Cooper Levey-Baker

Winning Sunset

A Photo of the Venice Pier Recently Won a Global Online Contest

For one month, Liesl Walsh's picture is on display on a billboard on I-4 between Orlando and Lakeland.

11/24/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Art Appreciation

Four Black Sarasota Artists You Need to Know

These men are constantly creating new work—and challenging existing ideas about inclusion in the art world.

08/18/2021 By Heather Dunhill

say cheese

Meet Four Local Photographers You'll Definitely Want to Follow on Instagram

You've probably seen their work already, in fact.

07/15/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Creative Thinking

Nancy Guth Is Crafting Her Way Through the Covid Crisis

The Sarasota photographer found a new artistic path to help her survive as a Covid "long-hauler."

04/12/2021 By Kay Kipling

Creative Spirits

Noelle McCleaf Tells the Stories of Women and Florida Through Photography

"When you make work about universal things—like mother-daughter relationships or friendships—it becomes universal.”

11/07/2020 By Megan McDonald

Sponsored Content

Photo Op: Time to Level Up Your Brand Story

Local photographer weighs in on how people can still be seen and stay connected in these socially distanced times.

08/10/2020

Natural Beauty

See the Conservation Foundation's Summer Photo Contest Winners

Here are the winning photos of Conservation Foundation's inaugural summer photo contest, now a virtual exhibit.

07/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Seaside Dreams

Local Artist to Publish Second Book of Island Photography

Mary Lou Johnson's new book, The Lure of Sarasota and Her Islands, is scheduled to be released in November.

10/17/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Lights, camera, action

Jason Buff Takes Portrait Photos That Are a Cut Above Your Average Headshot

The photographer has made a name for himself by capturing the spirit of his subjects.

07/29/2019 By Olivia Letts

Nature Watch

A Glimpse Into a Lido Beach Eagle Nest

A Sarasota resident observed and photographed a family of eagles over the course of the past month.

05/20/2019 By Olivia Letts

SNAPSHOT

Photographer Lynne Buchanan on Cherishing Florida's Waters

Buchanan comes to Sarasota May 12 to discuss her book, Florida’s Changing Waters: A Beautiful World in Peril.

05/08/2019 By Giulia Heyward

The Fourth Quarter

Photojournalist David Burnett’s Ringling Museum Exhibit Turns the Lens on Senior Athletes

Burnett has captured senior athletes in Alabama, California, New Jersey, upstate New York, at a boxing gym in Brooklyn and at the Huntsman Senior Olympics in Utah, and at the National Senior Olympics in Las Vegas, where 20,000 people competed.

04/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

HOME BASE

Streets of Paradise Establishes First Office in Sarasota

Following collaborations with the Suncoast Partnership to End Homeless and Showered and Empowered, Inc., Streets of Paradise co-founders Greg Cruz and Allan Mestel are optimistic about where the newly formed 501(c)(3)nonprofit is headed.

02/07/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Get Real

Ringling College’s Fashion Photography Exhibit Challenges the Industry’s Notions of Beauty

Don’t expect the usual glamorous, upscale luxury magazine fashion photos.

01/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Snapshot

Streets of Paradise Puts Homelessness in Focus

Greg Cruz and Allan Mestel created an online photo series to raise awareness about homelessness in the area, then flipped it into a full-fledged nonprofit.

12/06/2018 By Giulia Heyward