JOHN MORAN, Co-Director of the Springs Eternal Project, spent 23 years as a photographer, writer and editor for The Gainesville Sun. Moran’s photography has appeared in numerous books and magazines including National Geographic, Life, Time, Newsweek, Smithsonian, The New York Times Magazine and on the cover of the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida. Moran has been named Photographer of the Year for the Southeastern U.S. by the National Press Photographers Association. His photograph of alligators at dusk at Paynes Prairie State Park was selected as the top-placing American photograph in the United Nations Earth Summit photo contest. Moran left the world of daily journalism in 2003 to concentrate full time on photographing the best of vanishing natural Florida. Moran’s Journal of Light: The Visual Diary of a Florida Nature Photographer, a 20-year collection of photos and essays, was published in 2004. Journal of Light debuted in 2005 as a major traveling exhibit of the Florida Museum of Natural History. Mr. Moran will speak on Our Water, Our Future, a frank discussion of Florida’s imperiled waters and what it will take to insure their long term wellbeing.
To learn more about John Moran or the Springs Eternal Project, visit www.springseternalproject.org.