Reflecting Florida: Storytelling through Image and Word

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on April 2, 2016

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On Sunday, April 3, from 1-3 p.m., Bookmark It’s Reflecting Florida author series returns with a double book launch event for both Gary Monroe‘s E.G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur and Jeff Kunerth‘s Forty: Newspaper Stories 1970-2014. Looking back at Florida’s unique history thought the public lens of journalism and tourism, these books each capture the art of storytelling through image and written word.

What they are saying about:

E.G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur

Provides a wonderful insight into the world of Florida’s tourism industry through the eyes of E.G. Barnhill as an unsung character of hand-colored photography.”—R. LYNN WHITELAW, founding director and curator, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art

GARY MONROE is professor of fine arts and photography at Daytona State College. His photographs have appeared across the nation and are published
in books, magazines, and exhibition catalogs. He is the author of The Highwaymen Murals: Al Black’s Concrete Dreams (UPF, 2009), The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters (UPF, 2002), Extraordinary Interpretations: Florida’s Self-Taught Artists (UPF, 2003), and other books and articles on contemporary folk art.

Forty: Newspaper Stories 1970-2014

Jeff Kunerth’s writing about the blur of people and events swirling around us has the clarity and beauty – often terrible beauty – of revealed truth. In economical, poetic prose he brings into focus, in all its astonishing permutations, colors, shades, agonies and ecstasies, a world we only thought we knew. – GREG DAWSON, author of Hiding in the Spotlight and Judgment Before Nurember.

Veteran reporter JEFF KUNERTH culls four decades of award-winning journalism into a collection of stories that are inspiring, entertaining, enlightening, and, occasionally, astounding. As a writer for the Orlando Sentinel, Kunerth found the extraordinary stories inside the lives of ordinary people: from the black man raised to believe he was white to the custody battle over a baby switched at birth, from the tragic death of a drum major to the living memory of 9/11. Forty: Newspaper Stories 1970-2014 encapsulates a career dedicated to exceptional storytelling.

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