Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

On the Edge: from Combahee to Winyah with J. Henry Fair, Wed., May 29, 5:30 pm

Join us Wed., May 29, 5:30 pm as photographer J. Henry Fair and the Coastal Conservation League will be here to discuss the new book On the Edge: Combahee to Winyah (Papadakis, hb., $50).

On the Edge is the first of the coastline series, which is a portrait of our coastlines with an eye toward climate change preparedness and adaptation. Ocean rise will cause major changes in our coastline habitation and utilization. This book, done in cooperation with the Coastal Conservation League, is an in-depth look at the South Carolina coast that also examines the relationship of rice and slavery (which had such a formative role on this coastline and the entire country).

J. Henry Fair uses pictures to tell stories about people and things that affect people. He is based in New York City and Berlin, but travels constantly. His recent book, Industrial Scars: The Hidden Costs of Consumption, sold out the first printing. Roberta Smith, chief art critic of The New York Times, said the “vivid color photographs of J. Henry Fair lead an uneasy double life as potent records of environmental pollution and as ersatz evocations of abstract painting… information and form work together, to devastating effect.”




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