Photo Essay

Children along the River Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

PHOTO FOCUS:  Views of jolly old England

Photos by Elizabeth Halberstadt, special to Charleston Currents  |  West Ashley resident Elizabeth Halberstadt spent the last month on an academic trip in England and Scotland.  A couple of them have book themes, which makes sense because she’s studying for a master’s of library science degree.

We thought you’d enjoy these picture postcards of life across the pond that give insights into life in a related, but different part of the world.

Water balloon hits target!

PHOTO ESSAY: End of the school year

Across the Lowcountry, the end of the school year last week brought laughter, tears, smiles and field days galore. If you weren’t lucky enough to enjoy what kids did throughout the area, perhaps these photos from Charles Towne Montessori by Susan Burkhardt and Jody Huddleston will bring a little smile to you as you remember school days gone by.

by · 06/04/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photo Essay, Photos
King and Market,

PHOTO ESSAY: City Gallery features great Piccolo art exhibit

Staff reports | If you’re downtown over the next few days and have a few minutes, you might want to step in to the cool, conditioned air of the City Gallery on Prioleau Street. It’s featuring a grand variety of more than four dozen works in the Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Show – everything from paintings, sculpture, drawing and photographs by South Carolina artists. Click to see some favorites:

PHOTO ESSAY:  Magnolias in Hampton Park

PHOTO ESSAY: Magnolias in Hampton Park

Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard took an annual trip to Hampton Park over the weekend to photograph magnolias in all of their glory. He writes, “Magnolias vary a great deal. Some are beautiful when they first bloom and others when they are near their end. They are all beautiful in their own way. I think there is a parallel that can be drawn regarding people. Embrace the beauty in all of us, no matter how different we are.”

by · 05/22/2017 · 1 comment · Photo Essay, Photos
PHOTO ESSAY:   Weekend in New York

PHOTO ESSAY: Weekend in New York

Editor and publisher Andy Brack spent the weekend in New York City, cold and rainy on Saturday, but sunny and pleasant on Sunday, highlighted above at the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park Here are some more photos to give a feel of the city.

by · 05/16/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photo Essay, Photos
A field of red and pink wildflowers offsets these three trees in the Hill Country of Texas near Fredericksburg, Texas.  (Photos by Michael Kaynard.)

PHOTO ESSAY: Texas spring

Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard spent several recent days on the highways and byways of Texas, sending us a host of colorful photos of the Lone Star State’s spring. Enjoy.

by · 05/08/2017 · 1 comment · Photo Essay, Photos
SCPP:  Shem Creek, by Pamela Talbird

FOCUS: S.C. Picture Project seeks sponsor to document culture, state

By Robin Welch, special to Charleston Currents | In just a few short weeks, SCIWAY will turn 21, which means we are now old enough to buy a good stiff drink!

As it turns out, we may need one. Over the past two decades, we’ve grown from a simple online portal with links to 23 other South Carolina websites – all that existed at the time – into a wide-ranging collection of original maps, detailed essays, and useful guides to state and local resources, including such things as S.C. events, S.C. elections, S.C. pronunciations, and – especially important this time of year – S.C. taxes.

by · 04/18/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news, Photo Essay, Photos
PHOTO ESSAY:  Montessori students give big to Charleston Animal Society

PHOTO ESSAY: Montessori students give big to Charleston Animal Society

If you want proof positive that reading can pay off, just talk to the Charleston Animal Society which last week received a $6938.35 contribution generated by a read-a-thon by elementary students at Charles Towne Montessori in West Ashley.

Each spring, the school, the only internationally-accredited Montessori school in the state, asks student teams to develop a class project. About eight teams of students pick different nonprofits they want to help and follow-up with a research-packed presentation. The class then votes on which charity to support.

Then the students solicit donations from family members, friends and neighbors to sponsor how much they read on a special day of reading at the school. (We’ve learned long ago, thanks to picture books, that it is best to sponsor a set amount, such as $30, instead of a per-page fee.)

by · 04/03/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photo Essay, Photos
PHOTO ESSAY:  Protests visible around the area

PHOTO ESSAY: Protests visible around the area

Protesters have gotten much more visible in the weeks since Donald Trump became president of the United States. Here’s a Photo Essay that shows protesters in North Charleston on Friday and in Mount Pleasant Feb. 7.

by · 02/20/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photo Essay, Photos
PHOTO FOCUS: Thousands gather at Charleston Sister March

PHOTO FOCUS: Thousands gather at Charleston Sister March

Staff reports (with 12 photos) | Up to 3,000 participants braved chilly, rainy Saturday weather to march from city parking garages to Brittlebank Park in Charleston to show local support for a national march for women’s rights in Washington. An estimated 500,000 marched in D.C. More than a million marched is events around the world, according to media reports.

For longtime Charleston leader Linda Ketner, the local march was a phenomenal start to future organizing to get more women in public office, including those who think, “not me.”

“The people who say ‘not me’ are generally those who will be motivated not by self-aggrandizement but by justice and public service,” Ketner told Charleston Currents. “Women need to be where the decisions are being made — now largely without our voices.