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December 2009
Ben Ham celebrates natural landscapes—from the South Carolina coast to the California mountains—in his new exhibit of large-format photographs

Too chilly to spend the day exploring the Lowcountry’s great outdoors? Instead, head to the Martin Gallery to do a bit of indoor adventuring as you view “Vanishing Light,” a new exhibit of film photographs by Hilton Head resident Ben Ham.

This nationally recognized artist uses an 8" x 10" wooden field camera to portray the Carolina Lowcountry, Colorado mountains, Southwestern deserts, and California wine country in sepia tones. “The landscapes I photograph are timeless, and this technique conveys that,” he says. “I hope the images make viewers want to preserve these places.”

On December 11, stop by the gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the release of Ham’s first book of photography, also titled Vanishing Light.

The Martin Gallery, 18 Broad St. Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm. Free. (843)723-7378,