Photo Essay

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.

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.)

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.

PHOTO ESSAY:  The wreathes of Charleston

PHOTO ESSAY: The wreathes of Charleston

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 · 12/11/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Photo Essay, Photos
PHOTO ESSAY:  A visit to Amish country

PHOTO ESSAY: A visit to Amish country

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.

by · 09/19/2016 · 1 comment · Photo Essay, Photos
PHOTO ESSAY:  Visiting a city in the south of France

PHOTO ESSAY: Visiting a city in the south of France

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.

by · 09/12/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Photo Essay, Photos
PHOTO ESSAY:   Bill’s European vacation

PHOTO ESSAY: Bill’s European vacation

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.

Enjoy!

by · 08/15/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Photo Essay, Photos
PHOTO ESSAY:  Views from Newfoundland

PHOTO ESSAY: Views from Newfoundland

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.

by · 07/17/2016 · 4 comments · Good news, Photo Essay, Photos
PHOTO ESSAY:  Mississippi Delta

PHOTO ESSAY: Mississippi Delta

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.

by · 06/20/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Photo Essay, Photos