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.
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.
Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard has been hoofing it around the peninsula in recent days finding lots of pretty and neat holiday wreathes on local doors.
You’ll see a lot of greenery, but every now and then you’ll find something a little different — a cast bird wrapped in holiday finery or pieces of copper bent into the shape of a wreath. In addition to driving around and looking at lights this holiday season, take a look at the ingenuity that people put into the wreathes on their doors.
We thought we’d offer you a look through his lens in this photo essay.
By Michael Kaynard, contributing photographer | Our impression of the area and the people was very positive. We found the Amish and Mennonites we met to be hard-working and very nice people. We would enjoy returning there again.
As a matter of fact, we thought southern Pennsylvania was very pretty and lush. I would suggest that travelers get off the interstate and main roads and see the real America.
Australian photojournalist Bill Hawker spent a recent week in Perpignan, France, attending Visa Pour L’Image, an international festival of photojournalism. While in the city, which is the capital of the Pyrenees-Orientals department in the south of France, he snapped this photo (above) of a woman kneeling in prayer inside the Eglise Saint Mathieu. It reflected, he said, a much quieter side to Perpignan than experienced throughout most of the week.
Special to Charleston Currents
Australian photojournalist Bill Hawker, who offered pictures of Charleston and London earlier this year, sent along some snaps of a summer project in which he is documenting the beauty of continental Europe for the summer.
You’ll find photos of everything from bikers in the Tour de France in the French Alps to enjoying bikes and canals in Amsterdam and seeing the scenes in Prague.
By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | Our family took a cool vacation — literally — last week to Newfoundland, where temperatures were downright chilly at times. During the early part of the week, weather was drizzly and cool, with day and night temperatures bouncing between 46 degrees and 55 degrees. As the week wore on, it got sunnier and bright with daytime temps reaching a comfortable 72 degrees.
We thought you’d enjoy these photos of the St. John’s area, which is marked by kind people, great food, good hikes and houses with more colors than on Rainbow Row. The city is slightly smaller than Charleston — 106,000 people — but has a long maritime history like that in the Holy City.
A recent trip to the Mississippi Delta around Clarksdale, Miss., and neighboring Helena-West Helena, Ark., across the river offered an opportunity for some interesting pictures, such as the church with no name, above. It’s located in Quitman County about five miles east of Clarksdale. The church was nestled in a glen by a small river with a cemetery in a front side yard area. But the area seemed abandoned with no signs anywhere. Enjoy these photos below, all by publisher Andy Brack.
Bill Hawker, a photojournalist from Sydney, Australia, toured the area last week and offers these snapshots of what he saw in the Charleston area. Hawker, who has just completed a semester of study at the University of Texas to wrap up a master’s degree in communication, says he’ll send more photos from summer visits to Europe.