Health System Art Gallery Exhibition Featuring Works of Local Photographer Kenneth Carroll

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Nov. 19, 2007 – Southeast Georgia Health System is currently hosting the art exhibit “The Photography of Kenneth Carroll” in the Outpatient Care Center Art Gallery, 2500 Starling St., Brunswick, through Dec. 14.

Carroll grew up in Fancy Bluff and his love of the outdoors and early exploration of nature helped to develop his “eye” for capturing beauty through his photography. “I always had an interest in photography,” says Carroll, who has worked for Brunswick Floors for the past 15 years. “When digital technology came along, it opened a window for me. I knew that I wanted to tell stories and photography enables me to do that.”

According to Carroll, he uses “no Photoshop, no tricks,” to capture his images. “In photography, you can’t gloss over things,” he says, smiling. “That’s why I love it.” Although trees are a frequent subject matter, he says he is always open to whatever is around him. “My photography is spontaneous, but I do like to photograph trees a lot,” he says, gesturing one of his color photographs taken in downtown Brunswick. “I love their twists and forms as they reach for the sun. Because I’m an avid reader of the Bible, I look for things with purpose. And the best time to take photos is when things are in transition. I especially love overcast days—they make the colors stand out so vibrantly.”

As for deciding when to capture a moment with his camera, Carroll says that is easy. “When I see something good, I know because my stomach tingles,” he says, smiling. “That means it’s coming from the heart.”

That he takes photographs ‘from the heart,” is evident in Carroll’s photographs that now grace the walls of the Outpatient Care Center Art Gallery—from storm clouds rolling across the south Georgia sky, to live oaks dripping in Spanish moss, to a little girl crouched on the floor of an abandoned building, to his cat, Roscoe P. Coltrane sitting at attention outside his home. Another photo in the exhibit of a sunburned little boy sitting outside on a hot summer day was recently chosen for a nationally recognized annual juried exhibit, Slow Exposures. Out of 600 entries submitted, Carroll’s photo of the young boy, titled Waiting for Relief, was one of the 81 photographs selected.

His current exhibit is free and open to the public Mondays-Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays. The works are available for sale and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation. Lynda Dalton Gallagher, owner and operator of Art Downtown, 209 Gloucester St., Brunswick, curated the exhibition. For more information about the exhibition, call (912) 262-0628 or visit www.artdowntownbrunswick.com or www.sghs.com. To learn more about Carroll’s photography, visit his Web site at www.kseezphotography.com.