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Archipelago: Portraits of Life in the World's Most Remote Island Sanctuary Exhibit at the Lyman Museum

From December 23 to January 27, Archipelago: Portraits of Life in the World’s Most Remote Island Sanctuary by photographers David Liittschwager and Susan Middleton will be on display at the Lyman Museum, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program in Hilo.

The photographs featured are from their newly released book of the same name featuring the flora and fauna of the protected, remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands that are otherwise off-limits to the public. The area is known as the “rainforest of the sea” since it's home to nearly seventy percent of the United State’s coral reefs, filled with some life that doesn’t exist anywhere else on earth.

Liittschwager and Middleton are renowned for their involvement in protecting the environment through their photographs. They have published three other books: Remains of a Rainbow: Rare Plants and Animals of Hawaii, Witness: Endangered Species of North America and Here Today: Portraits of our Vanishing Species. They both live in San Francisco.

The Lyman Museum also showcases artifacts, fine art and natural history specimens of the area.

When: Dec. 23, 2005-Jan. 27, 2006, Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo.

Price: $10 adults, $8 seniors 60+ and $3.50 for children ages 6-18.

Information: www.lymanmuseum.org; 808-935-5021.

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(Published: 12/15/05)


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