EG Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur

Gary Monroe, 2016
E. G. Barnhill
In the Florida tourism boom of the early 1900s, photographer E. G. Barnhill pushed aside convention with experimental toning of his images using uranium dyes, which resulted in unearthly hues. His vibrant one-of-a-kind creations, precursors to the popular landscape art of the Highwaymen and others, merit a place in the story Florida art and American photography. A fascinating mix of photographic realism and individual artistic vision, Barnhill’s work reveals both the Florida that was and the Florida that tourists wanted to believe in.