WUFT-FM anniversary poster features photographic collaboration
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Public radio station WUFT-FM Florida’s 89.1 will honor its 32nd anniversary with a limited edition poster featuring an image by photographers John Moran and David Moynahan.
“Oasis in the Dark/Suwannee River” will be a 24-by-36-inch vertical poster available during the WUFT-FM fall membership campaign Oct. 7-18.
Moran, a University of Florida alumnus, captures images of Florida’s landscapes and wildlife with an emphasis on the state’s waters: the rivers, lakes, coasts, swamps and springs, and the creatures that inhabit them. Moran was named Florida’s official state photographer in 2007, and his work has appeared in National Geographic, Life, Time, Smithsonian and the New York Times Magazine. Following a 23-year career as a photographer, writer and editor for The Gainesville Sun, Moran left daily journalism in 2003 to concentrate full time on photographing the best of vanishing natural Florida.
Moynahan, a native Floridian, is a conservation photographer whose pictures help advocate for preservation of the state’s wild places. He received awards at the Nature’s Best Photography 2011 Windland Smith Rice Awards and is a staff photographer for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Office of Recreation Services. His images have appeared on books and guides about Florida’s public land.
The poster will be available during the campaign along with a set of four notecards featuring Florida springs after dark. The poster and the cards will be available for a $120 contribution to public radio.
Posters that are pledged for can be picked up at a poster-signing reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Moran and Moynahan will be available to sign and add a personal message. Sweetwater Picture Framing will feature special framing prices.
Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM and WJUF-FM 90.1 are part of the UF College of Journalism and Communications Division of Multimedia Properties and serve as a training facility for students. The stations cover 16 counties in North Florida and an additional three counties in Florida’s Nature Coast (Citrus, Sumter and Hernando) and feature NPR, PRI and locally originated programming. WUFT-FM began broadcasting on Sept. 27, 1981.