Black & White Photography
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Cayo Costa by Clyde Butcher
All photography was originally monochrome, most of these photographs were black-and-white. Even after color film was readily available, black-and-white photography continued to dominate for decades, due to its lower cost and its "classic" photographic look. It is important to note that some monochromatic pictures are not always pure blacks and whites, but also contain other hues depending on the process. The Cyanotype process produces an image of blue and white for example. The albumen process which was used more than 150 years ago had brown tones.

Many photographers continue to produce some monochrome images. Some full color digital images are processed using a variety of techniques to create black and whites, and some cameras have even been produced to exclusively shoot monochrome. (Reference:

Public Art and Design For This Medium


Title Artist
Big Cypress -Gallery # 2 Clyde Butcher
Broward County, 1989 Michael Smith
Cayo Costa #3 Clyde Butcher
Conservation Area #2-1 Clyde Butcher
Dunes Clyde Butcher
Kissimee River Oak Clyde Butcher
Little Pavilion Key Clyde Butcher
Loose Screw Sanctuary Clyde Butcher
Loxahatchee River #14 -Horizontal Clyde Butcher
Loxahatchee River #14- Vertical Clyde Butcher
North Fork New River Clyde Butcher
Ochopee Clyde Butcher
Shell Key 2 Clyde Butcher
Tamiami Trail #3 Clyde Butcher
Trout Creek #2 Clyde Butcher
Untitled (Levine) Mel Levine
Wakulla Springs Clyde Butcher