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Pawleys Island: Chasing the Light


Image of Pawleys Island: Chasing the Light

Photography by Tanya Ackerman
Text by Anna Simon

ISBN 978-0-9911124-6-3, 128 pp., 165 color photographs, hardcover with jacket, $39.95 (SC tax 7%)
Available at Art Works (843-235-9600, ClassAtPawleys.com)

Cradled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Waccamaw River, Pawleys Island on the South Carolina coast - the town, the barrier island, and the community across a tidal creek from the island and extending west to the river - is a visual treasure trove.

Through the lens of her camera, award-winning photojournalist Tanya Ackerman guides us to some of the special places where land, sky and water meet in this historic seaside resort. She captures the magical moods and splendor of sunrises, sunsets, wildlife and beach living in this stunning collection of images that speak to the eye and to the heart.

Chasing the Light, an inspiring collection of photographs by Tanya Ackerman, moves the reader from the ocean's edge, over the salt marsh, into the woods, beside the swamps and to the border of the tidal river ... Her ability to "chase the light" brings to each of us the vicarious opportunity to enjoy simple pleasures, to escape, renew and confirm that life is rich at Pawleys Island. - Lee Brockington