Carlton Ward Jr.

Carlton Ward Jr.


Title of Project: Tampa Bay: Living Waters portfolio for the Portal

Carlton Ward Jr.’s installation was one of several commissioned for Lights On Tampa 2009. This photographic portfolio celebrates the natural wonder of the original Tampa Bay and the humanity connected to its living waters. For Lights On Tampa, this portfolio was digitally displayed on LED screens installed in a storefront window as a prototype for the Portal. Portal functions as a linear gallery, combining short educational statements about the Environment, Well-Being, and Tampa’s Arts and Culture with beautiful imagery. The Portal also provides an access point—or Portal—to a companion website that will further delve into each subject area. Educational content for all ages, including links for further reading and exploration, lesson plans, and resource material specific to the Bay area will be accessible. This ambitious program is a collaborative project. In addition to the City of Tampa, partners include Southwest Florida Water Management District.

Please click on the image above to view the full gallery.

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