CJC Hall of Fame

John Moran

John Moran

B.S. Journalism, 1978

Nature photographer and photojournalist. Co-creator of the Springs Eternal Project.

Hall of Fame 2023

John Moran is one of the most acclaimed and beloved nature photographers in Florida. Following a 23-year career as a newspaper photographer and writer, Moran left the world of daily journalism in 2003 to concentrate full time on photographing the best of natural Florida. His landscape and wildlife photography have appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic, Life, Time, Smithsonian, The New York Times Magazine and the cover of the Audubon Society’s Field Guide to Florida. He also authored “Journal of Light: The Visual Diary of a Florida Nature Photographer.” His photos hang in the Florida State Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion and museums across the state. Moran has become a leader in using visual storytelling to drive social change. Concerned about the changes in Florida’s iconic springs, he partnered with artist/art historian Lesley Gamble and designer Rick Kilby in 2012 to create the Springs Eternal Project, a deep meditation on water and Florida’s future. His love the springs is chronicled in “Springs Eternal: Florida’s Fragile Fountains of Youth,” which opened in 2013 at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville.