A Lens on Community: Photographs by Klara Farkas and Georgette Ballance

Above: Klara Farkas in Lalibela. Photo by Georgette Ballance.

June 6 to August 17, 2024 (Tuesdays – Saturdays)

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (last entrance at 3:00 p.m.)

The Kampong

Klara Farkas was a local Coconut Grove photographer of international acclaim, capturing both the community she called home for more than 70 years as well as sublime places world’s away. From images of Ethiopia to intimate portraits of her South Florida neighbors, Klara’s lens focused on both the character and characters of a place. Her work has been widely exhibited and published, with photographs held in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC. Georgette Ballance, Klara’s daughter, is part of the Ethiopian exhibit, and her photographs are also in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian.

Visitors to The Kampong can enjoy the A Lens on Community: Photographs by Klara Farkas and Georgette Ballance included in the price of admission for a garden tour. Parking is limited and online reservations are strongly encouraged. Reservations can be made via our online booking site. Email kampong@ntbg.org for additional information.

10 Women of Coconut Grove appears courtesy of the Miami-Dade Public Library System.

Opening Reception

Thursday, June 6, 2024 | 6:30-8:00 pm.


Left: Berenice Abbott, Photographer, New York City by Klara Farkas. Right: Marian Bell Fairchild, Writer and Collector of Tropical Plants by Klara Farkas.

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