Where: Nickelodeon Theatre lobby, stairwell, and second floor gallery
Date/Time: Opening Thursday, April 14 and on view during theater hours through April and May
The Waterlines Photo Show will exhibit the photography of several local and regional artists who were directly involved with the October flooding that struck Columbia and across our State. The exhibit will also feature photography from a post-flood project by Michael Dantzler and a collection of photos from over the years of Dorian Warneck’s experiences with flooding in Charleston, SC.
The Ark, a photography project by Michael Dantzler
The photographic recognition of the strong human spirit and connection in the midst of the flooding, Dantzler links floodplain-beneficial plants with individuals’ unique experiences. By listening to each individual’s survival tactics and post-flood coping strategies, he creates a diptych portrait. On one side, the individuals at the place of experience; on the other, a plant illustrative of their resilience. The photo collages pay homage to surviving the strong force of water.
Jorge Intriago and the South Carolina National Guard
During the 1000-year flood in October 2015, more than 4,000 members of the South Carolina National Guard answered the call to help their communities. As citizen Soldiers and Airmen, they left their own homes to help their neighbors and support first responders during the devastation caused by this historic disaster. These images were captured by the S.C. National Guard public affairs including Jorge Intriago, who were in the waters and in the air documenting the response from the first day the rains came through the recovery efforts.
Neighbors, an ongoing photography project by Dorian Warneck
Dorian is a Charleston, SC based street photographer who is passionate about documenting his surrounding neighborhood and the people who live there. He publishes his street and portrait photography in a zine titled Neighbors, releasing quarterly issues which he places around town for people to enjoy. This exhibition features a selection of photographs that focus on Charleston and demonstrates the communities ability to live in and around the frequent flood waters.