Documentary, Storytelling, Black/White, Abstract, Beginners
Beth Reynolds: visual storyteller.
Nearly 20 years ago, Beth Reynolds started the photography program at the Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Petersburg. After leaving six years ago to teach photography and work as a photojournalist throughout New England, Reynolds returned to the Morean Arts Center as director of photography.
“I began photographing for my school newspaper in the 9th grade. Being a photojournalist has been my passion for over 30 years.”
Reynolds has exhibited award-winning documentary projects in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida, Kentucky and California and was selected to be the first Photographer Laureate for the city of Tampa in 2003. Through grants, commissions and self-funding she has dealt with the issues of inclusion, health care, cancer survivors, welfare, the environment, immigration and aging.
A native of St. Petersburg, Reynolds earned a Masters in Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Hartford and has been a photographer-educator for nearly 30 years. Her expertise includes documentary, fine art and portraiture photography. She teaches all levels of photography and has extensive experience leading travel-photo adventure tour groups.
Reynolds’ work is included in the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota and in multiple collections on the U.S. east coast. She exhibits her work extensively and also juries many photography shows each year.