Transfer of Grace 

  
The pages of Transfer of Grace carry some of the most mysterious, meditative, lyrical images ever created of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Photographer Gary Geboy has a gift for capturing the spirit of a place, those images that might easily pass us by. To look at his black and white photographs is to glimpse the fleeting presence of places that are passing out of currency some through neglect, some through development. Geboy has an eye for the overlooked dimensions of this rare and beautiful place a weathered sign pointing to a praise house, a path worn by hundreds of years of foot-born traffic, the massive branch of a live oak, a broken front porch, a dock in the reeds. Geboys images give one pause to linger, as do the words of author Teresa Bruce, whose writing voice is as captivating as Geboys images. The rare partnership between Geboy and Bruce is an homage to the hidden aspects of this mysterious Lowcountry world, a melding that allows for its own transfer of grace. Author Pat Conroy describes the bookas one of the most beautiful meditations on the South Carolina Lowcountry that has ever come his way. It feels delicate and sacramental in nature a love poem to the salt marshes, bays and rivers that define this extraordinary place. The photographs are priceless and the prose is surpassingly fine. If photographs could breathe, the images in Transfer of Grace capture the moment between the inhalation and the exhalation. They will take your breath away. To order signed prints from Transfer of Grace visit www.garygeboyprints.com.

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