April 2013: Art Preview 2013-2014 Season Section.
People didn’t know what to make of Patrick Kahn four years ago when, after moving from Los Angeles to Orlando, the French-born publisher, advertising executive and photography buff tracked down city leaders and volunteered to help the region develop a more sophisticated image. But unlike a lot of big-talk, big-city types, he followed through. He created an annual photography festival, Snap! Orlando, that attracts prestigious photographers from around the world for exhibits and seminars to boldly increase the visibility and appreciation of the photographic medium as a significant cultural art form. Kahn’s enterprise now has a permanent home in a converted movie theater on East Colonial Drive.