[31/31] We are small.
[31/31] We are small.
[30/31] The first transcontinental total solar eclipse in 99 years took place on August 21, 2017. Columbia SC was one of the most sought after destinations to travel in order to witness the spectacle.
[28/31] a portrayal of the hardships of street skateboarding.
[27/31] Once a booming heartbeat to Columbia SC’s economy, Richland Fashion Mall stagnates today as a symbol representing the struggle of staying relevant in a rapidly progressing digital age. Analysts predict a quarter of America’s estimated 1,200 enclosed malls have a significant risk of closing within the next 5 years. (Credit Suisse)
[26/31] In his Columbia SC home studio, Marvel artist @sanfordgreene speaks about his illustrative work on the progressively refined character Luke Cage. Cage was the second black comic hero at Marvel (behind #blackpanther ,) created during the peak of the Blaxploitation genre in 1972.
[24/31] Warren Edward Johnson, known under his artist name Blue Sky, is the sculptor of Busted Plug, a crooked fire hydrant sculpture in Columbia SC. Confronting uncertainties about the future of the 40-foot tall, 675,000-pound sculpture, Sky argues that these circumstances are "disheartening to art everywhere."
[23/31] Sherard Shekeese Duvall announces the next performer during the Love, Peace & Hip Hop festival. The admission-free block party on Main Street in Columbia SC pays homage to the roots of hip hop.
[22/31] Directly next to an ongoing lecture by KRS One, the album Edutainment by Boogie Down Productions sits atop turntables featuring the rapper/activist on the cover. A reoccurring theme in his music is racial profiling, drawing comparisons between contemporary police officers and slave overseers of the past.
[21/31] Legendary emcee KRS One speaks at Allen University in Columbia SC for Hip Hop Family Day on April 11, 2016. Considered a pioneer of the genre, he has given lectures at over 500 universities around the world - including Harvard, Yale, Oxford and Cambridge.
[20/31] Established in 1942, the Aiken Horse Trials garner thousands of spectators each year.
[19/31] Despite the weather conditions, protestors persevere to support the Columbia SC Sister March.
[18/31] During the Columbia SC Sister Women's March on January 21, 2017, a woman explains her motivations to a passerby. Internationally around 600 protests took place in support of the Women's March on Washington demanding transformative social change.
[17/31] Moments before presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I.Vt.) enters the stage during a rally on March 14, 2016 in Charlotte NC, a millennial uses Snapchat to share her experience with followers. Sanders's campaign brought a record-shattering number of young voters to the polls.
[16/31] Longest serving independent in congressional history @berniesanders bids his farewell as he turns around one last time.
[14/31] Responders leave the scene of Pulse nightclub in Orlando FL on June 13, 2016, a day after a shooter killed 49 people and wounded 58 others in a terrorist/hate crime.
[13/31] Thousands grieve at the Dr. Phillips Center on June 13, 2016 during a vigil honoring the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.
[12/31] Deep where the Blue Ridge Mountains hide, on a hike, I discovered a crashed Cessna 414A aircraft. The machine was on its way from Chicago, IL to Sylva, NC on November 24, 1983 and crashed due to unknown circumstances. The remains tell a story of unreached destinations and failed aviation.
[11/31] The morning of October 5, 2015, after homes were evacuated in Lake Katherine of Columbia SC, houses along with their belongings laid displaced and destroyed. Prior to the once-in-a-thousand-year flood, the majority of residents in the area had not considered flood insurance to be a viable necessity. Throughout the following year, homes –ones not even damaged from the flood- were sold for incomparably lower market prices. Today in 2018, prices have skyrocketed due to local builders gutting the properties and revitalizing them from the ground up. This process includes properties being raised significantly above the flood line.
[10/31] A man in transit climbs across flood wreckage on Augusta Rd. in Columbia SC after the record-shattering flood of 2015. South Carolina State Officials estimate a damage loss of 1.5 billion as a result of the 5-day storm.
[9/31] Rescuers escape floodwaters on October 5, 2016 during the most catastrophic flood recorded in South Carolina history.
[7/31] Confrontations turn physical during a Ku Klux Klan rally at the Columbia SC State House on July 18, 2015.
[5/31] Josh Washington shows his support for a Black Lives Matter protest in Columbia SC on July 10, 2016, demanding an end to police violence.
[4/31] During a ferocious blizzard that brought wind gusts of up to 50mph and wind chills near 20 degrees below zero, a man makes a daring trek through Camp Rosebud of Standing Rock. Despite this — even for North Dakota — unusual weather phenomenon, protestors refused to leave the camp.
[3/31] Upon the announcement that the Dakota Access Pipeline was to be rerouted, among celebratory reactions, groups of people adamantly remain hesitant of its validity in the face of a new administration.
[2/31] Standing Rock water protectors celebrate the announcement amidst a drum circle in the Oceti Sakowin camp.
[1/31] As the Army Corps of Engineers announce to reroute the 1,172 mile Dakota Access Pipeline on December 4, 2016, water protectors as well as newly arrived veterans come together in solidarity at Standing Rock.
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