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Kentucky photographer James Archambeault dies at age 76

James Archambeault

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Acclaimed photographer James Archambeault, known for his breathtaking photos of Kentucky landscapes, died Monday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

Archambeault turned 76 on Feb. 26. He then died Monday in a South Carolina hospice.

The Michigan native had a heart condition and got sick Jan. 30. Arrangements are pending, and a memorial will be held in Lexington later this year.

Archambeault’s photos were the result of patience and solitude. He would wait long periods for the perfect shot.

“I didn’t make Kentucky,” Archambeault told the Herald-Leader a year ago. “I simply went out and recorded what I found.”

The photographer’s first book of prints, “Kentucky”, was published in 1982. He made five more books and 35 Kentucky calendars, among other things.

To view Archambeault’s work, go to JamesArchambeault.com.