In their photo essay “Sweet Ride - Low Country Travelers of Charleston County”, Nancy Marshall and John McWilliams explore the history, mission, and significance of the Low Country Travelers, an African American car club in the South Carolina town of McClellanville. This exhibition is in the Ted & Gloria Maloof Gallery at APG.
From the porch of their studio John & Nancy watched the line of beautiful old cars parade down Pinckney Street, lending color and majesty to the Lincoln High School Homecoming and the Fourth of July Celebration. Who had restored these relics from the past and where did they come from? Even before they knew what these classic automobiles meant to their owners, and before they had met the members of the Low Country Travelers Car Club, they knew they wanted to photograph the men and their cars.
They took the first photographs in 2009 in collaboration with the members. Standing next to their cars, they basked in the joy of ownership and achievement and generously sharing the pleasure that comes from connecting to a kindlier, friendlier, less hectic past.
Panel Discussion at MOCAGA: Oct 18, 6-7:30pm, with Chip Simone, Nancy Marshall & John McWilliams.
Artist's Reception Oct 18 7:30 PM - 9:30 AM
Exhibition Oct 12 - Nov 30
Panel Discussion Oct 18 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
Speaking of Photography: A Conversation- APG’s roots and Atlanta's vibrant photographic community. Join Atlanta Photography Group (APG) for a special conversation with Chip Simone, John McWilliams & Nancy Marshall. This conversation marks the beginning of a series of conversational events that will highlight the roots of the Atlanta Photography Group and the beginnings of Atlanta’s vibrant photographic community. Free and open to the public, limited seating is available.