44th Annual Art Awards winner - "The Art of Giving"
Mark was honored by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville at the 44th Annual Art Awards for "The Art of Giving"
"The Art of Giving" award:
a. stewards their resources to fund, support, and sustain arts and culture programs;
b. gives to various organizations within the arts and culture community;
c. is a philanthropist who willingly gives to benefit the mission of an organization;
d. supports through their financial resources as well as their time commitment;
e. develops long term relationships to assist with organizational growth.
Cultural Council partners with Krancer's Prisoners of Christ project
"Funding from the individual artist micro-grant will allow photographer Mark Krancer to embark on a project that focuses on the rehabilitation and resocialization of formerly incarcerated individuals, and the value they can contribute to society post-incarceration. Through his photography, Mark hopes to convey a message that these men and women are more than just their Department of Corrections inmate ID numbers." - Community First Cares Foundation
River City Live interview
Coverage of "Life in the River", a local image that went viral, and its photojournalistic contribution to the history of Northeast Florida.
Karpeles Library Museum Show
"Approximately 150 attended the opening reception of Mark Krancer’s first solo exhibit since he shot the iconic “Life In The River” photograph during Hurricane Irma in September 2017. The exhibit of
17 pieces feature landscapes from North and Central Florida and Georgia." - page 32
Circles Magazine, Finding Freedom in Photography
"In Krancer's self-portrait, he is surrounded by items that have significance to him and humanize him against the handcuffs and jumpsuit he is wearing. Those items include a book of hopes and dreams he completed in prison, photography awards he has won, his Bachelor's degree, and items that symbolize his love for his wife, Kristin." - page 112