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Farewell To A Friend

Santee Cooper
The photographer in action.

James M. “Jim” Huff, Santee Cooper’s official corporate photographer since August 1987, retired on June 30.

The outstanding images that have graced the covers and stories of PowerSource since its inception in 2001 are the result of Jim’s work. He brought a lifelong passion and commitment to excellence in his chosen field of professional photography.

A Greenville native, Jim is a graduate of the University of South Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He was employed by his alma mater for a number of years, and he also worked for the State Development Board, which today is the S.C. Department of Commerce.

In his years at Santee Cooper, Jim chronicled the construction and expansion of generating stations, the creation of two regional water systems, and dozens of economic development ground breakings and ribbon cuttings. 

Annual reports, employee newsletters and awareness campaigns are also part of his extensive portfolio. He took photos of everyone from board members and members of executive leadership to Santee Cooper employees of every job title and rank prior to their retirement.

And it is now Jim who has closed this chapter of his life. Santee Cooper has been greatly enriched by the fruits of his artistic labor. He never took lightly his responsibility to present his employer with artistry and accuracy, and the legacy of his work will endure for generations to come. Corporate Communications and Santee Cooper wish him and his wife, Jane, all the best.

We leave you with a selection of Jim's favorite images from his years at Santee Cooper.

SC Electric
Jefferies hydro station by sunset.
SC Electric
Transmission lines in artistic silhouette against an evening sky.
SC Natural Resources
Sun and clouds create a powerful juxtaposition of light and shadow.
SC Natural Resources
A tranquil ending to a day on the lake.