The Southeast Museum of Photography has an international reputation of leadership for staging photography exhibitions, publishing books and catalogs, and educational forums. The Museum is a source of educational, inspirational and cultural programming through its lecture and workshop series. It works closely with the photography department's curriculum, and offers internships and volunteer opportunities for our students.
The Museum opened in 1992, after establishing its presence as the Gallery of Fine Arts, as a public service of Daytona State College. The Museum's collection and program activities place it in company with only five other photographic museums in the country. The Southeast Museum of Photography is dedicated to the advancement of photography through public exhibitions of all forms of vintage and contemporary photography, research, publications and public programming. It maintains a significant permanent collection with strengths in general photographic history and documentary photography. Exhibitions have featured world-class photojournalism, fashion and advertising images, contemporary photographic art, thematic exhibitions, and the works of such photographers as Andre Kertesz, Paul Strand, Edward Weston, Robert Rauschenberg, Alex Webb, Susan Mieselas, Steve McCurry, and Sally Mann. Since opening the Museum has produced more than 400 exhibitions, 50 monographs and catalogues, and presented more than 1,000 symposia, lectures and other programs.