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Southeast Museum of Photography

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Address: 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Bldg. 1200, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone Number: +1 386-506-4475

An outgrowth of Daytona State College's active photography program, the...

An outgrowth of Daytona State College's active photography program, the Southeast Museum is the only museum in the Southeast devoted entirely to photography. Recently re-opened in its new gorgeous facility, the museum hosts changing exhibits of historical and contemporary photography as well as lectures, film screenings, children's programs, print viewing in its permanent collection and study in its extensive library. Admission and events are free. Visitor parking available.

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Great photography museum

The SMP does not compare to the Eastman House in Rochester or ICP in NYC, but it is a great photo museum. Exhibits change often and range from widely known photographers to new... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
Luis V
Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The SMP does not compare to the Eastman House in Rochester or ICP in NYC, but it is a great photo museum. Exhibits change often and range from widely known photographers to new talents. The student work I have seen is professional, creative and artistic. No camera club pretty pictures. There are also frequent lectures by photographers, critics and writers.... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is the largest photography museum in the South. The best photographers in the world are on exhibit here, and the exhibits rotate about every 4 months. Each exhibit is thoroughly curated, and the explanations of the photos and/or videos really enrich your understanding of the photos and their environment. The exhibits make you think and challenge your perceptions; the... More 

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St Augustine Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

So fortunate to have seen the Warhol exhibit. The people are friendly and great surroundings. I'll be back for sure in the near future. Love love love! A little treat in Daytona you'd never expect.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

I attended many events at the former location and this was my first trip to the new building to see Henry Horenstein speak. What a beautiful place - inspirational. Great design, and the AV was wonderful for the talk. WIsh they sold the exhibit posters! It you love art, and any form of photography - this is worth it. Free... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Helpful staff very interesting photography. Worth the time. We were very impressed with the works. Also has a neat children's area.

South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Located on the campus of Daytona State, parking can be an issue when school is in session. The building is quite pretty. The exhibit space is not large - it can easily be viewed in an hour, even with studying some of the photos. The photos are OK, not all are very interesting. There is a long description of the... More 

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

We enjoyed our short stop here. The exhibits were interesting and the facility quite nice. It's near the speedway, so if anyone is uninterested in or tired of car racing, this is a good alternative.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

This is the third best photography museum in the United States, and has fantastic exhibits by excellent photographers. If you're local, they also have lectures, films, and workshops, and a great bookstore. Best of all, it's FREE!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

More of friends then kids or couples would enjoy that, it's really neat they even offer classes at times

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

The Southeast Museum of Photography features work by past graduates and current students at their highly accredited school of photography. Master works of graduates who are working professionals are exhibited along with the thesis projects of current students. Text explanations of the thesis themes are available to enrich the experience. The museum is free but of course donations are accepted.... More 

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