See up-close the work of renowned photographers at three exhibitions coming to Snap! Orlando starting Friday, March 22, 2024 (‘T I M E L E S S’ photograph of J Dilla pictured).

Part of downtown Orlando’s City District, Snap! Orlando is giving you the chance to get up-close and personal with the works of famed photographers from Los Angeles and Chicago with three upcoming exhibitions: “T I M E L E S S,” “Gotta Go, Gotta Flow” and “Life-As-Is.”

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Opening night for all three is Friday, March 22, 2024, from 7 – 10 p.m., followed by an artist talk on Saturday, March 23. Here is what you can expect from these eagerly anticipated exhibitions.

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Gallery 1: ‘T I M E L E S S’ by Mochilla | B+ and Eric Coleman

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‘T I M E L E S S’ Photography by Mochilla at Snap! Orlando

Experience a collection by prominent L.A. photographers Brian “B+” Cross and Eric Coleman. Teamed up under the name Mochilla, the two collaborated to create a vibrant photography series that documents the iconic West Coast rap and hip-hop musicians, lifestyle, and culture.

Brian “B+” Cross documented artists such as David Axelrod, Jurassic 5, RZA, Madlib, Dilated Peoples, Mos Def, Damian Marley and Q-Tip. His 1993 book, It’s Not About a Salary: Rap Race and Resistance, was one of the first to chronicle the burgeoning West Coast hip-hop scene.

Eric Coleman’s unique style of photography, which places two distinct moments in time side-by-side, tells a story with visuals alone. He has photographed artists such Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Terrence Howard, Fergie (Black Eyed Peas), DJ Shadow, Faith Evans and MF Doom.

Gallery 2: ‘Gotta Go, Gotta Flow’ by Michael Abramson

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‘Gotta Go, Gotta Flow’ Photograph by Michael Abramson at Snap! Orlando

See a collection of black-and-white photography chronicling the energetic nightlife of Chicago’s South Side in the ‘70s.

Michael L. Abramson (1948-2011) was an American photographer best known for his striking black-and-white photographs documenting the vibrant nightlife of Chicago’s South Side during the mid-1970s. Abramson’s photographs can be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and the California Museum of Photography.

Gallery 3: ‘Life-As-Is’ by Lauren Withrow

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‘Life-As-Is’ Photograph by Lauren Withrow at Snap! Orlando

Photography that touches on themes of growing up queer in the South, how that intermingles with womanhood, and human connection.

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Born and raised in a small farming town in Texas, Lauren Withrow began photographing at the age of 15. Now based out of Los Angeles, she focuses her work on documenting stories, places and creating cinematic worlds that dive into personal feelings of growing up queer, the expectations of womanhood, and the relationships we share with others.

  • Where: Snap! Downtown Gallery
    • 420 E. Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801
  • Exhibition: From March 22 to July 3, 2024
  • Opening Night: Friday, March 22 | 7 – 10 p.m.
    • DJ Nigel John
    • Guest DJs B+ and Eric Coleman
    • Live performance by Kait Sardin [Hip-Hop x Irish Dance]
    • Craft Cocktails by the Courtesy Bar
  • Artist Talk: Saturday, March 23 | 12 – 3 p.m.

For tickets and information, visit Snap! Orlando at For more Arts & Culture activities in Central Florida, visit our Events Calendar.

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