Wide Angle Lunch: Dana Beach

Dana Beach

Documenting Deveaux

 Well-known throughout the Lowcountry for his tireless and pioneering work at the helm of the Coastal Conservation League, Dana Beach has also been honing a different craft: wildlife photography. While Beach’s passion for shooting birds (not that kind of shooting) takes him all over the Lowcountry and beyond, for him no place rivals Deveaux Bank, the seabird rookery and sanctuary at the mouth of the North Edisto River. In Deveaux, Beach has captured in both words and photographs the unparalleled beauty of this slice of South Carolina coast—and the concomitant imperative to protect it and other places of wildness and beauty.

 

Beach’s lifelong devotion to the Lowcountry has earned him the South Carolina Order of the Palmetto, the James L. Dockery Southern Environmental Leadership Award, the EPA and Environmental Law Institute National Wetlands Award, and the S.C. Legislature’s Environmental Awareness Award.  He graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College and received an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  He is married to Virginia Christian Beach from Richmond, Virginia.  They have two children, Nellie and Francis.

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