SILVER SPRINGS

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THE UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY OF BRUCE MOZERT

Bruce Mozert, by the age of 20, was already an accomplished photographer working in New York City. He relocated to Silver Springs, Florida, just North of Ocala National Forest, in the fall of 1938 around the same time Tarzan films were being shot in the translucent waters of the central Florida springhead. Soon after arriving, he built his first underwater camera case. The underwater pictures he took with his invented camera technology were so clear that MGM producers took them back to Hollywood and used them in the making of their Tarzan picture. Soon his pictures were being picked up by wire services and magazines throughout the world. Mozert became well known for his underwater photographs, as well as his sexy pin-ups and animal photos. He also worked as an underwater motion picture cameraman with NBC, ABC, CBS and on many Hollywood productions.

 

This exhibit explores the culture surrounding Silver Springs, Florida that attracted tourists and artists alike, the crystal clear waters that served as the alluring backdrop to our favorite early films, as well as the invention of the underwater camera that spurred Mozert's aquatic career.

 

Viewers are invited to take their minds on vacation as they experience the underwater playground of Bruce Mozert's Silver Springs.

Witch Riding a Broom
Witch Riding a Broom

gelatin silver print, 11 x 14"

Reading the News
Reading the News

gelatin silver print, 11 x 14"

Model in a Hula Skirt
Model in a Hula Skirt

gelatin silver print, 11 x 14"

Witch Riding a Broom
Witch Riding a Broom

gelatin silver print, 11 x 14"

traveling exhibits additional material

Prints of Mozert's work are available for sale in your museum's gift shop along with copies of the Silver Springs book.

bruce mozert prints from traveling exhibits
installation of traveling exhibits at airport
installation of traveling exhibits at airport

Featured installation at Miami International Airport, Miami, FL.

Installation Bruce Mozert Photography Center for Emerging Media University of Central Florida 2015
Installation Bruce Mozert Photography Center for Emerging Media University of Central Florida 2015

Center for Emerging Media Gallery at Univertsity of Central Florida

Nov. - Dec. 2015. Photos by Chad Baumer, 2015.

 

PREVIOUS INSTALLATIONS

Appleton Museum of Art,  Ocala, FL

Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden, Winter Park, FL

Miami International Airport, Miami, FL

Center for Emerging Media at University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

 

 

January - May, 2008

Spring 2012

January 2014 - currently installed

November - December, 2015

EXHIBIT SPECIFICATIONS

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40 framed archival photographs, ranging in size from 11" x 14" to 16" x 20".

 

Low

 

300 - 500  linear feet

 

$400 / week