Photographer Ed Funk captures the Lowcountry and beyond…

The Beaufort Art Association gallery will host a one-man artist exhibit by local award-winning photographer Ed Funk from May 17 – June 24, 2010 with a reception starting at 5:30 pm on Friday, May 21st.  The exhibit entitled “This Land Is Your Land” features a carefully selected group of photographs of the Lowcountry and numerous national landmarks and parks throughout America.  The photographs display Ed’s ability to express his love of nature and the beauty of our country in a way that allows the audience to experience a sense of delight and serenity when viewing the vibrant color in his work.  The images range from vivid color to black and white and sepia expressing the diversity of moods in Ed’s work.

Ed grew up in New Jersey and, after 13 years in Chicago, came to the Lowountry in 2000.   A PhD in Chemistry by training, he is an award-winning photographer who employs a variety of digital cameras.  Though he has been taking photographs since childhood, the self-taught artist spent his entire 37 year professional life in the printing industry with the world’s largest manufacturer of printing inks and pigments in both a technical and marketing capacity.

Ed’s work is featured regularly in over 75 galleries, shops, magazines and newspapers throughout the Lowcountry.  In fact, one of the magazines he is best known for is the Bluffton Breeze; his photography has graced its cover for almost eight years. He is a member of the Hilton Head Art League Gallery, Society of Bluffton Artists, Beaufort Art Association Gallery and, Pluff Mudd Art in Bluffton. Last, but not least, he is a Past President and board member of the Camera Club of Hilton Head Island and a founding member of The Photography Club of Beaufort.