Fine Art Photography

The Fine Art Photography collection contains work by two noteworthy contemporary photographers: Karen Glaser and Carol Kay. Both women have generously offered to share their work on our website and will be taking part in events in October and November. Karen Glaser’s talk, “Above & Below Florida’s Freshwaters,” will be at 7:00pm on Oct. 25th. Carol Kay will on campus to display her work and answer questions on Nov. 7th. Please visit the Events Page for further details.

Karen Glaser holds an M.F.A. in photography from Indiana University and was commissioned by the City of Tampa to create a portfolio for the city’s Big Picture Project. Glaser often uses Florida’s waters as her subject matter. Her exhibit, The Mark of Water: Florida’s Springs and Swamps, was recently shown at the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach.

Carol Kay, an alumna of both the Ontario School of Art and Design and Eckerd College, continues to share time between Canada and Florida. Many of the photos featured on our website were taken from a moving kayak during a trip with river guide Hadrian Alegarbes. The Echo Gallery in St. Petersburg hosted an exhibit of her digital abstraction collages in 2006. She continues to photograph the “hidden treasures” of Florida’s natural environment. Alegarbes will be leading a guided canoe paddle as part of our events. Visit the Events Page for further details.

Karen Glaser

Karen Glaser

More than twenty five years ago, Karen Glaser was given a little yellow Minolta Weathermatic instamatic underwater camera for her birthday. It changed her life. Today she still finds herself drawn to subjects in and around water. Florida’s rivers, springs and swamps have become pure obsession. Karen has a Master of Fine Arts in Photography, and her pictures are in multiple museum and corporate collections.

Read Karen Glaser’s Project Summary
Read Karen Glaser’s Project Acknowledgements

Carol Kay

Carol Kay

Carol Kay is an artist, photographer, outdoor educator, native plant activist and consultant, herbalist, entrepreneur and accountant, living in Old Seminole Heights, Tampa and Toronto, Canada. She has kayaked and photographed many of Florida's rivers and springs but the Hillsborough is her favorite subject. "Not just because it's close-by; it is truly one of the most scenic and beautiful rivers in Florida. There is still much wildness there."

Read Carol Kay’s Project Summary

Phone: 727-399-7165

Hillsborough River Swamps Project site
Nature photography portfolio site