Images by Contemporary South Carolina Photographers
April 23, 2010 - January 9, 2011 NOW CLOSED
Palmetto Portraits: Images by Contemporary South Carolina Photographers holds up a mirror to let South Carolinians see their fellow Palmetto State residents in their everyday environments. The exhibit includes more than 275 photographs by 24 South Carolina photographers depicting South Carolinians at work and play.
“This project started in 2006 as an effort to provide inspiring images on the walls of education buildings at the Medical University of South Carolina,” said Curator of Art Paul Matheny. “By using photographs of South Carolina subjects, university administrators believed it would be a unique opportunity to remind the medical students and educators of the people that they might, one day, be serving.”
Museum guests will see people representing a range of occupations,
like crabbers and crab net makers, bakers, blues and jazz musicians, fine artists and folk artists, business owners
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in small communities and along King Street in Charleston, hat makers, sweetgrass basket makers, shrimpers and other local tradition-bearers, among many others. The photographers range from Charleston’s Jack Alterman to Columbia’s Brett Flashnick to Greenville’s Blake Praytor and many more.
This will be the first time all 275 portraits will be on display together. Some photographs will be accompanied by objec
ts that relate to their subjects, including products of their trades or works of art by some of the artists who have been photographed.
Palmetto Portraits can be seen through January 9, 2011 in the Lipscomb Gallery.
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