Wildlife Photography from Zoo Miami

Dec 09, 2022. 5 min read

Wildlife Photography from Zoo Miami


Barry University’s Andy Gato Gallery will host a photo exhibition, Wildlife Photography: Land, Sea and Air, that features the work of Zoo Miami Director Ron Magill and Barry alumni Rick McCawley and Carlos Paillacar. 

This exhibition showcases the photographic work of three remarkable and dedicated wildlife photographers, who are using their talents to show the importance of protecting our world’s wildlife for generations to come. Magill is an award-winning photographer, who has photographed exotic wildlife throughout Africa, Asia and tropical America. McCawley, who earned his M.A. degree in photography from Barry, is a renowned photographer, photojournalist and educator, who focuses on transformative underwater images. Paillacar, who earned his B.F.A. in photography from Barry, is a retired Coast Guard chief, who focuses on documenting wildlife, including birds. 


Another exhibition, Faces of War- Ukrainian Refugees, will also run in the Andy Gato Gallery Annex alongside the wildlife exhibition. Since the outset of the war, renowned Slovak photographer Jano Stovka has been at the Slovak-Ukrainian border capturing images of Ukrainian refugees trying to escape the ongoing conflict. Through his moving and powerful photographs, Stovka has been raising money and awareness for the displaced people of Ukraine. The images for this exhibit were organized by THINK+feel Contemporary in cooperation with Barry University’s Institute for Immigration Studies and the Department of Fine Arts. 

A third exhibition in the interior gallery will feature the work of local artist and Barry faculty Angi Curreri. Looking Back, Looking Forward: Retirement Exhibition celebrates the culmination of Curreri’s 37 year career teaching Studio Art in Barry University’s Department of Fine Arts. The exhibition includes colored drawings, collages, and ceramic artwork spanning 1985 to the present.


Opening Reception for all three exhibitions: Saturday, Sept. 24, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Magill, McCawley and Paillacar and Curreri will be available for interviews at the opening reception) 

The three exhibitions will run from Sept. 23 to Nov. 20. 


Andy Gato Gallery in Thompson Hall (2nd floor) at Barry University’s main campus located at 11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL  33161. See campus map. For more information, please call 305-899-3420.



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