Master Artist Jon Kral Photography Workshop at Morean Arts Center Feb. 25

16 Feb 2016, Posted by Morean Administrator in Classes, Community, Events, Press Releases

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Renowned Newspaper Photographer & Master Artist Jon Kral Shares His Expertise with Students During 4-Day Photography Workshop at Morean Arts Center

 5-time Pulitzer Prize nominee spent 32 years photographing the world

ST. PETERSBURG – From wars and crushing poverty in Third World countries to youth gangs running freely in major cities and real bullets flying past his ears in the West Bank, Jon Kral has documented the best and worst of mankind through a lens.

As a renowned international photojournalist, Kral dedicated his life to finding stories with meaning and notched five Pulitzer Prize nominations for his work, in addition to being honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Now retired after 32 years in the daily news business, including 17 years with the Miami Herald, Kral works as a freelance photographer and enjoys teaching photography students some of the skills he learned while traveling the globe with a camera.

That’s what brings him to St. Petersburg and the Morean Arts Center Feb. 25-28.

His “Street Life with Jon Kral Master Artist Photography Workshop” at Morean Arts Center will be a rare opportunity for amateur photography lovers to spend four days learning from such a decorated professional.

“It’s truly an honor to have such an internationally-recognized photographer and artist such as Jon Kral visit St. Petersburg,” says Beth Reynolds, director of photography at Morean Arts Center. “Our students deserve to learn from the best photographers and Jon Kral is not only an excellent visual storyteller, but an excellent teacher as well.”

The intensive workshop with Kral and just 10 students has been sold out for a month. “Keeping the workshop size small in numbers allows for a lot of quality one-on-one time between Jon and the students,” adds Reynolds.

Kral now resides in Boone, North Carolina.

MEDIA: If you are interested in a feature story about Jon Kral and his upcoming workshop at Morean Arts Center Feb. 25 through Feb. 28, please call Will Darnall, Morean Arts Center Marketing, to arrange an interview: 727-822-7872, ext. 2210 or email at

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