Southeast Museum of Photography


Tuesday, October 16 - Sunday, October 21 

Community Photo Workshop

Community Photo WorkshopIntroduction to the DSLR

The Southeast Museum of Photography's workshops are designed for adults of all ages and skill levels.


Saturday, October 20, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Full Day Workshop (Level II*)


*Due to limited space, pre-registration and payment is required at least 24 hours in advance.



This super condensed "crash course" will introduce students to the basics of using a DSLR camera. Topics covered will include: camera functions and capabilities, shooting techniques, and an introduction to digital viewing and editing on the computer. Participants will learn about depth of field, aperture, ISO, shutter speed settings, image quality and file formats, and the basic rules of composition.


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Exhibition Film Series

Exhibition Film SeriesA GIRL AND HER ROOM

Wednesday afternoon matinees continue with our exhibition film series: A Girl and Her Room. Inspired by the exhibition and book of the same name, these dramas, comedies and satirical masterpieces draw us into the confusing, beguiling and compelling world of the modern adolescent.


Wednesday, October 17


New Best Friend (R)

A North Carolina sheriff (Taye Diggs) investigates the near-fatal drug overdose of an underachieving college girl and uncovers many sordid details of her life before and during her descent into drugs and debauchery. Considered to be the smartest dissection of the complex world of class envy, social acceptance, and the seduction of privilege since Heathers.

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Dinner and a Movie

Dinner and a MovieIT'S OK TO LAUGH

This interdisciplinary feature film series presents titles that explore humor and satire in recent cinema. Join Daytona State College faculty members and film specialists for background information, discussion and audience Q & A.


Wednesday, October 17


A Fish Called Wanda (R)

A heist-comedy film starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin about a London-based gangster, a stressed out animal lover with a bad stutter, a sexy con artist, and their "weapons man" (Kevin Kline), who fancies himself an intellectual, all come together to embark on a jewel heist but things go disastrously wrong.



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Movie Matinee


This continuing series will showcase the cinema masterworks of some of the most thoughtful and influential directors in recent decades. Both Stanley Kubrick (UK/USA) and Terence Malick (USA) figure amongst cinema's most unique stylists and each has produced milestone works in twentieth century film culture. Kubrick's work ranges from early masterpieces like Spartacus to rarely seen iconic titles like A Clockwork Orange and the classic war film Paths of Glory. Malick's recent blockbuster The Tree of Life has piqued interest in his earlier visionary works.


Thursday, October 18


A Clockwork Orange (R)

Based on Anthony Burgess's disturbing novel about England in a dystopian future, Malcolm McDowell portrays Alex, a Beethoven-loving, sociopath who leads his gang of thugs on ultra-violent assaults - until he is captured by police and subjected to experimental psychiatric behavior-modification therapy.


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Cinema Essentials


This is the first in a continuing series of sustained explorations of the masterworks of modern cinema. Delving deep into the entire vision of some of cinema's greatest directors, the series starts with the essential masterpieces of Sweden's Ingmar Bergman. From his early, lyrical character studies to the dramatic sweep of his penetrating epics, Bergman's vision and style remains unmistakable and fresh today.


Friday, October 19



A young nurse is summoned to care for a stage actress who has become mute. A minimalist film; the imagery is dominated by extreme contrast of lighting, simple costumes, hairstyles, and no make-up. Bergman wrote Persona during nine weeks while recovering from pneumonia and credits this film to being one of his most important - saving his life and career. It is considered one of the major works of the 20th century by essayists and critics.


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Art for Art's Sake

Art for Art's SakeMODERNISM

The path of artistic modernism is traced in the lives and works of some of the most influential modern artists. Starting in the late 19th Century the film series travels through crucial formative periods in Paris and New York and into the late 20th Century.


Friday, October 19


Rothko's Rooms

In the late 1940's and 50's, Mark Rothko was one of the leading American artists who created wall-scale abstract paintings that filled the viewer's field of vision and became a form of environment. Rothko spoke of wanting the spectator to feel inside the pictorial space, enveloped in his canvases' color and surfaces.



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Current Exhibitions

ANTHOLOGY 2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Photography

Continues through February 3, 2013


RANIA MATAR: A Girl and Her Room

Continues through December 14, 2012


EDGE TO EDGE: Vintage Panoramic Photography in Florida

Continues through December 14, 2012

Museum Gift Shop

Museum Gift ShopNew Arrival at the Gift Shop!



Vintage Panoramic Photography in Florida

Curated by Jay Mechling


Softcover: 39 pages
Publisher: Southeast Museum of Photography
; First Edition (2012)
Language: English

Product Dimensions: 8.25 x .25 x 11 inches



This catalogue was produced in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name currently on view at the Southeast Museum of Photography. Many of the works presented in this exhibition and catalogue are drawn directly from the collection of artifacts gathered over the years by Jay Mechling, the exhibition's curator.

With works ranging from the so-called "Real Photo Postcards," which were produced by many notable photographers of the time, to original and full-sized panoramic prints, some up to a "yard long;" the Mechling Collection is one of the largest and most complete archives of this type of photography of Florida in existence.


Retail price: $8.95


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OPEN - Tues, Thurs, Fri: 11-5 pm; Wed: 11-7 pm; Weekends: 1-5 pm
June, July and December Hours: Tues-Sun: 12-4 pm

CLOSED - Mondays and for the following dates:
Easter Sunday, Daytona 500 Weekend, Daytona State College Spring Break, July 4, Thanksgiving Weekend, July 30-August 13, Dec 17 - January 11



Unless noted otherwise, all museum exhibitions, events and films are presented at the Southeast Museum of Photography which is located on the Daytona Beach campus of Daytona State College at 1200 International Speedway Blvd, three miles east of 1-95.


The museum is located in the Mori Hosseini Center (Bld. 1200). Visitor parking is available. Gallery admission is free. For detailed exhibition and program information visit or call the museum information hotline at (386) 506-4475.


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