Mark Krancer moved to Jacksonville in 2014 and instantly fell in love with the beauty of the area. Whether a historic landmark, the activity of the river, or sweeping cityscapes, Mark saw potential. The First Coast’s beauty opened a passion. Shortly after, he began recording the spirit of the city and surrounding area through his photography. Mark appreciates beauty when he sees it, whether an inspiring sunrise on the St. Johns river, a tranquil seascape, historic preservation, or a beautiful soul.
Mark’s work has been displayed at various exhibits around Jacksonville, as well as internationally. Mark was a featured artist in the Haskell Gallery at Jacksonville International airport in 2017 for the “On City And Culture” exhibit, as well as the Maker-space gallery in the “Altered Objects” exhibit. His work has been shown at Usagi Art Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, MIA photo fair in Milan, Italy, as well as Galeria6mas1 in Madrid, Spain. Mark won the 2018 “Best Photographer” award in jacksonville.com’s Bold City Best Competition and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s 2020 “Art of Giving” Art Award for his charitable work.
During Hurricane Irma, Mark trekked out into a flooded Memorial Park to capture what many consider to be the iconic shot of Jacksonville during the storm, “Life In The River,” which brought international attention. Mark has sold hundreds of prints, from Washington State to Sweden and Italy, all while helping benefit Memorial Par