WHAT IS IT? Jack Alterman, one of the best-known photographers in Charleston, has long straddled the line between the purely commercial and the personally creative, a dichotomy which (for better or worse) defines his work. One of his greatest strengths has been bringing competent artists together for collaborative photographic displays. This time around, he’s going solo, with an exhibit chronicling travels from the western to eastern U.S., framed within a red, orange, and yellow color scheme.
WHY SEE IT? The exhibit is at the Charleston Center for Photography, a venue for well-thought-out exhibitions that often tackle essential contemporary political and social themes. The Center has also become a dynamic site of photography instruction for the lay person. Places like this nourish Charleston’s artistic community. They need as much support as they can get.
WHO SHOULD GO? Aficionados of formal and fine art photography. Amateur photographers looking for opportunities to expand their skills. Anyone who doesn’t spend enough time on Upper King Street. (Morrow Dowdle)