Seabrook Island Photography Club Featured Photographer, Patricia Schaefer-
I grew up in a large family in rural Minnesota. Upon graduation, I traveled to Europe where I met Page. I moved to South Carolina and there we married and raised our two children. My professional career was spent as a pediatric occupational therapist working in the public school system.
Photography became my passion when I moved to Seabrook Island and was inspired by its immense beauty. I soon published two photography books, Dolphin Strand Feeding and Dolphins from A to Z. Those accomplishments led to a featured article in the SC Wildlife magazine and garnered me credits in a 2013 National Geographic documentary film, “Secret Life of Predators”.
My work was featured on the cover of Neighbors magazine, in Charleston and Island magazines, on educational signs both in Georgia and South Carolina, and most recently in a Japanese children’s book. I have received awards including those from First Federal People’s Choice, Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition, Charleston Artist Guild, Wells Gallery, SCW/Hampton Wildlife Fund, BEC calendar contest, and the Charleston Center for Photography.
Much of my photography is of nature or wildlife; however, my recent work has included street images, architecture, un-posed scenes and portraits of my grandchildren. This exhibit focuses on of our trip to Portugal where we traveled with our son and friend in July 2016. We traveled by foot around the cities, where I photographed street scenes and local people. Photographs were taken in Lisbon, Porto, and Coimbra.
My books can be purchased at Blurb.com bookstore or my website. Please view my work at my websites: www.patriciapschaefer.com and http://www.1-patricia-schaefer.artistswebsites.com, where it can be purchased.