For Immediate Release Sept 20, 2005

Paul Ramey, Dir. of Marketing and Public Relations
Florida Museum of Natural History
(352) 846-2000, ext. 218,
Writer: Emily Banks

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — John Moran will present photographic highlights from his 20-year search to discover the soul of natural Florida followed by a book signing from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

The Florida Museum is hosting John Moran’s “Journal of Light: A Photographer’s Search for the Soul of Florida” traveling exhibit from Saturday (Sept. 24) through Jan. 2, 2006. The exhibit features more than 50 color photographs of Florida wildlife and environments with an emphasis on Florida waters.

The exhibit is based on Moran’s popular 2004 book, “Journal of Light,” and is a mid-career retrospective featuring his unusual and creative photographs of the alligators, beaches, birds, blackwater rivers, freshwater springs, palms, live oaks, turtles, flowers and night-time landscapes that make Florida the amazing place we call home.


The Florida Museum of Natural History is Florida’s state natural history museum, dedicated to understanding, preserving and interpreting biological diversity and cultural heritage. It is located near the intersection of Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza in Gainesville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Florida Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Butterfly Rainforest admission is $7.50 for adults and $4.50 for children ages 3-12. For more information, including directions and parking information, call (352) 846-2000, or visit the museum online,