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Poland & Clark—The 50-50 Expeditions

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50 Years of South Carolina in Images & Stories

Robert Clark launched his photography career in 1974. Tom Poland moved to South Carolina in 1974 to write and teach. Poland and Clark met at South Carolina Wildlife magazine and their journey in words and images began. Their seminal feature, “Tenant Homes—Testament To Hard Times,” charted a path to a dozen books for Poland and seven books for Clark. Along the way they’ve confronted hurricanes, unforgiving terrain, treacherous rivers, stings, and all manner of humanity. Through it all, images and stories have given the people of South Carolina and others cultural riches, natural history, back-road life, and a wealth of information about the Palmetto State.

From the mountains to the sea, they’ve documented the Palmetto State’s natural treasures, cultural riches, abandonment, and back-road haunts. They’ve covered basket weavers, blacksmiths, artists, writers, sculptors, Edgefield and Catawba potters, decoy carvers, oystermen, gardeners, ruins, slave cabins, musicians, Gullah singers, civil rights leaders, monasteries, praise houses and chapels of ease, Civil War re-enactors, tobacco barns, lighthouses, libraries, churches, Revolutionary War battlegrounds, country stores, gristmills, feed and seed stores, wildlife, a covered bridge, and forgotten cemeteries and more.

Their illustrated presentation touches on may of the subjects listed above.

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