History Fort Lauderdale is proud to present:
Healing Waters — The Photography of JohnBob Carlos
JohnBob Carlos is a native Floridian and photographer capturing images of Florida’s wildlife, landscapes, cultures, and waterways. It is his way of creating a voice for Florida’s nature and preserving Florida’s culture. Canvasing the depth of Florida’s natural terrain, he has been able to capture and document the beauty of such landscapes in a compelling and visually stunning format.
In recent years he’s become deeply concerned about the state of Florida’s nature, alarmed at the devastation of these areas, mostly due to money, development, pollution, business, and politics. Although his focus is photography, his role is in a state of evolution due to his need to defend Florida’s wildlife and stand up for nature through the use of his art and voice. JohnBob Carlos’ work has been used for petitions to stop big oil and fracking, to save the Pine Rocklands, to support clean water initiatives, and to oppose bike roads that destroy the fragile Everglades. His photographs have been utilized for conservation events, campaigns to raise awareness, raise money, and for events in South Florida that support wildlife.
The exhibit is titled “Healing Waters” because of the desire to move people to want to find healing for themselves, our water, the Everglades, and Florida’s nature. Healing is the ability to react to the damages within ourselves and around us, and respond in a manner to correct the present state of being. It is the search to find this balance, restoring it, and extending this to everything around us. My hope with this exhibit is that you find an image that will inspire healing in your life, and perhaps be extended to the Everglades, and throughout Florida’s nature. May these images serve as a reminder of the natural beauty that is here now and can be saved for future generations.
Free with museum admission.