It’s a black and white moment

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Photos of Maria Lamb
| Patricia Mills, Hyla Crane and Myriam Kriel with the black and white photographs of Pryor in the background.


Black and white photographers often say that when you remove color from a photo, magic can happen. This magic is captured with the black and white photographs of James Pryor currently on display at the Marco Island Center for the Arts La Petite Galerie through July 6.

Originally from New Jersey, James began his career as a commercial photographer making the “perfect” leap to the printed page. Founding his first advertising agency in 1985, he established one of the most respected studios in the country, achieving success in the high tech, pharmaceuticals, consumer products and fashion industries. He created images for national and international advertising campaigns. He has created award-winning brochures and annual reports for some of the largest companies in the United States and abroad. But James always found the time to pursue his beautiful photographs and his deep passion for self-expression.

According to James, his images “play on both emotion and technique while depicting private thoughts as public exhibits.” Being born a Taurus, he always finds himself emotionally divided to the point of exposing his private impressions while keeping his intention. His photographs are very honest. Having studied psychology, philosophy and a little theology, his visual environment is that of awakening. His photographs tell the stories of his daydreams, and they appear at the end of alleys, desolate beaches, above cityscapes and under trees and often dreamlike or surreal.



Photographer James Pryor with two of his black and white photographs currently on display at La Petite Galerie at the Arts Center until July 6.

You’ll find James Pryor’s photographs bold and dramatic with a timeless quality and are worth a visit to La Petite Galerie at the Marco Island Center for the Arts through July 6.

About Marco’s Center for the Arts: Founded in 1969 by a dedicated group of artists and patrons, the nonprofit Art Center has become a place to come together, learn and inspire. The program offers courses and workshops for adults and children. The Art Center brings a variety of arts to the community, including visual arts, music, literature and special presentations. It is a showcase for local, national and international artists in many disciplines.

The Marco Island Center for the Arts is committed to championing policies and practices that value diversity, promote equality, and strengthen an accessible and inclusive environment. Their strength lies in the diversity among the wide range of people who dedicate their time and talents to the Art Center. They see inclusion and accessibility as a driver of institutional excellence and seek diversity in participation, thought and action.

The Marco Island Center for the Arts is located at 1010 Winterberry Drive and is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please visit: www.marcoislandart.org.


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