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Lost Cove Creek, NC

Lost Cove Creek, NC

Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC, October 2016

Southern Cultures, Summer 2016: Published by the University of North Carolina Press for the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Drawn to water:
Water calls to us as human beings, perhaps because we are mostly made up of the stuff. It shapes the land and makes life livable. We are drawn to water for many reasons: for our health and survival, for spiritual rites and rituals, for athletic endeavors, and often for the pure pleasure of social engagement. Water cleanses and invigorates. In the heat of a southern summer it cools us and acts as a social focal point. Water attracts every race and social strata. It can be a place of isolation and lone meditation or a location where one lets down one’s guard, along with much clothing, and rub shoulders with complete strangers. Water motivates us to dare and it will cushion our fall.

Having spent 30 years away from my native state, I returned to North Carolina in 2012 with an idea to rediscover this beloved place with fresh eyes. I found myself drawn to the old landmarks that have remained the bookmarks of my memory and discovered that a common thread among them was water. My youthful fantasies were of Huck Finn floating down the Mississippi and my realities were tubing down mountain streams in water so cold it turned your lips blue. I did build a raft once…it sunk. Water flows down out of the Blue Ridge mountains and finds it way to the Atlantic ocean. It meanders its way across my southern landscape. Undeniably, water stands at the center of myriad political and environmental debates, however my interest in these images is to examine the social significance of water in our lives. These photographs capture the variety of human interaction found around beaches, lakes and quarries, along rivers, waterfalls and swimming holes.

-Bryce Lankard

In the surf. July 4th. Wrightsville Beach, NC 2013

In the surf. July 4th. Wrightsville Beach, NC 2013

Lost Cove Creek, NC 2013

Lost Cove Creek, NC 2013

Harper Creek Falls, NC 2015

Harper Creek Falls, NC 2015

Dripping Tube, Lost Cove Creek, NC 2013

Dripping Tube, Lost Cove Creek, NC 2013

Virgina and Grady, Lost Cove Creek, NC 2013

Virgina and Grady, Lost Cove Creek, NC 2013

Lifeguard Games at dawn. Kure Beach, NC 2013

Lifeguard Games at dawn. Kure Beach, NC 2013

Wrightsville Beach, NC 2013

Wrightsville Beach, NC 2013

Aiden, Deep River, Yadkinville, NC 2015

Aiden, Deep River, Yadkinville, NC 2015

Leaper, Eno Quarry, Orange Co., NC 2015

Leaper, Eno Quarry, Orange Co., NC 2015

Teenagers by the cliff, Eno Quarry, Eno River, NC 2015

Teenagers by the cliff, Eno Quarry, Eno River, NC 2015

Child Leaper, Looking Glass Falls, Brevard, NC 2015

Child Leaper, Looking Glass Falls, Brevard, NC 2015

First steps. Eno River, Orange Co. NC 2014

First steps. Eno River, Orange Co. NC 2014

Camp Beasley, Edgemont, NC 2015

Camp Beasley, Edgemont, NC 2015

taking the leap, Sliding down rock face, Wilson Creek Gorge, NC

taking the leap, Sliding down rock face, Wilson Creek Gorge, NC

Rope Swing, Yadkin River, Yadkinville, NC 2015

Rope Swing, Yadkin River, Yadkinville, NC 2015

Walking the dog in the morning fog. Carolina Beach, NC 2013

Walking the dog in the morning fog. Carolina Beach, NC 2013

Brothers and Hammocks. Johnnie Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach,

Brothers and Hammocks. Johnnie Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach,

Lifeguard, Wrightsville Beach, NC 2013

Lifeguard, Wrightsville Beach, NC 2013

swimmers. eno quarry, nc

swimmers. eno quarry, nc

Jacob and Stephen LaRocque at Bobbit's Hole, Eno River, Orange C

Jacob and Stephen LaRocque at Bobbit's Hole, Eno River, Orange C

Eno River, Orange Co. NC 2015

Eno River, Orange Co. NC 2015

Hungry River, Henderson, NC 2015

Hungry River, Henderson, NC 2015

River Baptism, Upward Holiness Church Camp, Hungry River, Hender

River Baptism, Upward Holiness Church Camp, Hungry River, Hender

Gathering River Rocks, Lost Cove Creek, NC, 2014

Gathering River Rocks, Lost Cove Creek, NC, 2014

Umbrellas, Wrightsville Beach, NC 2013

Umbrellas, Wrightsville Beach, NC 2013

Gragg Prong Falls, NC 2015

Gragg Prong Falls, NC 2015

Aiden, Deep River, Yadkinville, NC 2015

Aiden, Deep River, Yadkinville, NC 2015

Girl and her dog, Wilson Creek Gorge, NC 2014

Girl and her dog, Wilson Creek Gorge, NC 2014

Gragg Prong Falls, NC 2015

Gragg Prong Falls, NC 2015

Rock Circle Splash, Eno River, NC

Rock Circle Splash, Eno River, NC

Group, Gragg Prong Falls, NC 2015

Group, Gragg Prong Falls, NC 2015

Cairn, New Hope Creek, Orange Co. NC 2014

Cairn, New Hope Creek, Orange Co. NC 2014

riverside cookout, Wilson Creek Gorge, NC 2014

riverside cookout, Wilson Creek Gorge, NC 2014

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Peeking out, Lost Cove Creek, NC 2014

Peeking out, Lost Cove Creek, NC 2014

Katherine Gray

Looking Glass Falls, Brevard, NC 2015

Looking Glass Falls, Brevard, NC 2015

volleyball tournament, tybee island, ga.

volleyball tournament, tybee island, ga.

Lost Cove Creek, NC

Lost Cove Creek, NC

Sliding down rock face, Wilson Creek Gorge, NC 2014

Sliding down rock face, Wilson Creek Gorge, NC 2014

Gragg Prong Falls, NC

Gragg Prong Falls, NC

Couple, Eno Quarry, Eno River, NC 2014

Couple, Eno Quarry, Eno River, NC 2014

Taking Selfie, Looking Glass Falls, Brevard, NC 2015

Taking Selfie, Looking Glass Falls, Brevard, NC 2015

Beach Wedding, Tybee Island, GA 2015

Beach Wedding, Tybee Island, GA 2015

Beach Wedding, Tybee Island, GA 2015

Beach Wedding, Tybee Island, GA 2015

Wrightsville Beach, NC 2014

Wrightsville Beach, NC 2014

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fireworks, tybee island, ga. 2012

fireworks, tybee island, ga. 2012

memorial roses, ocean city. md

memorial roses, ocean city. md

Hydrography Map of North Carolina.

Hydrography Map of North Carolina.

Flanders Gallery Installation

Flanders Gallery Installation

Thumbnail images of various photo locations throughout the state of North Carolina.

 

Flanders Gallery opening during the Click! Triangle Photography Festival

Flanders Gallery opening during the Click! Triangle Photography Festival

Click here for a link to the video of the show installation and artist's talk.

Click here for a short video of the wonderful photo essay published in the summer issue of "Southern Cultures" by the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

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Lost Cove Creek, NC

Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC, October 2016

Southern Cultures, Summer 2016: Published by the University of North Carolina Press for the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Drawn to water:
Water calls to us as human beings, perhaps because we are mostly made up of the stuff. It shapes the land and makes life livable. We are drawn to water for many reasons: for our health and survival, for spiritual rites and rituals, for athletic endeavors, and often for the pure pleasure of social engagement. Water cleanses and invigorates. In the heat of a southern summer it cools us and acts as a social focal point. Water attracts every race and social strata. It can be a place of isolation and lone meditation or a location where one lets down one’s guard, along with much clothing, and rub shoulders with complete strangers. Water motivates us to dare and it will cushion our fall.

Having spent 30 years away from my native state, I returned to North Carolina in 2012 with an idea to rediscover this beloved place with fresh eyes. I found myself drawn to the old landmarks that have remained the bookmarks of my memory and discovered that a common thread among them was water. My youthful fantasies were of Huck Finn floating down the Mississippi and my realities were tubing down mountain streams in water so cold it turned your lips blue. I did build a raft once…it sunk. Water flows down out of the Blue Ridge mountains and finds it way to the Atlantic ocean. It meanders its way across my southern landscape. Undeniably, water stands at the center of myriad political and environmental debates, however my interest in these images is to examine the social significance of water in our lives. These photographs capture the variety of human interaction found around beaches, lakes and quarries, along rivers, waterfalls and swimming holes.

-Bryce Lankard

In the surf. July 4th. Wrightsville Beach, NC 2013

Lost Cove Creek, NC 2013

Harper Creek Falls, NC 2015

Dripping Tube, Lost Cove Creek, NC 2013

Virgina and Grady, Lost Cove Creek, NC 2013

Lifeguard Games at dawn. Kure Beach, NC 2013

Wrightsville Beach, NC 2013

Aiden, Deep River, Yadkinville, NC 2015

Leaper, Eno Quarry, Orange Co., NC 2015

Teenagers by the cliff, Eno Quarry, Eno River, NC 2015

Child Leaper, Looking Glass Falls, Brevard, NC 2015

First steps. Eno River, Orange Co. NC 2014

Camp Beasley, Edgemont, NC 2015

taking the leap, Sliding down rock face, Wilson Creek Gorge, NC

Rope Swing, Yadkin River, Yadkinville, NC 2015

Walking the dog in the morning fog. Carolina Beach, NC 2013

Brothers and Hammocks. Johnnie Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach,

Lifeguard, Wrightsville Beach, NC 2013

swimmers. eno quarry, nc

Jacob and Stephen LaRocque at Bobbit's Hole, Eno River, Orange C

Eno River, Orange Co. NC 2015

Hungry River, Henderson, NC 2015

River Baptism, Upward Holiness Church Camp, Hungry River, Hender

Gathering River Rocks, Lost Cove Creek, NC, 2014

Umbrellas, Wrightsville Beach, NC 2013

Gragg Prong Falls, NC 2015

Aiden, Deep River, Yadkinville, NC 2015

Girl and her dog, Wilson Creek Gorge, NC 2014

Gragg Prong Falls, NC 2015

Rock Circle Splash, Eno River, NC

Group, Gragg Prong Falls, NC 2015

Cairn, New Hope Creek, Orange Co. NC 2014

riverside cookout, Wilson Creek Gorge, NC 2014

Peeking out, Lost Cove Creek, NC 2014

Katherine Gray

Looking Glass Falls, Brevard, NC 2015

volleyball tournament, tybee island, ga.

Lost Cove Creek, NC

Sliding down rock face, Wilson Creek Gorge, NC 2014

Gragg Prong Falls, NC

Couple, Eno Quarry, Eno River, NC 2014

Taking Selfie, Looking Glass Falls, Brevard, NC 2015

Beach Wedding, Tybee Island, GA 2015

Beach Wedding, Tybee Island, GA 2015

Wrightsville Beach, NC 2014

fireworks, tybee island, ga. 2012

memorial roses, ocean city. md

Hydrography Map of North Carolina.

Flanders Gallery Installation

Thumbnail images of various photo locations throughout the state of North Carolina.

 

Flanders Gallery opening during the Click! Triangle Photography Festival

Click here for a link to the video of the show installation and artist's talk.

Click here for a short video of the wonderful photo essay published in the summer issue of "Southern Cultures" by the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Lost Cove Creek, NC
In the surf. July 4th. Wrightsville Beach, NC 2013
Lost Cove Creek, NC 2013
Harper Creek Falls, NC 2015
Dripping Tube, Lost Cove Creek, NC 2013
Virgina and Grady, Lost Cove Creek, NC 2013
Lifeguard Games at dawn. Kure Beach, NC 2013
Wrightsville Beach, NC 2013
Aiden, Deep River, Yadkinville, NC 2015
Leaper, Eno Quarry, Orange Co., NC 2015
Teenagers by the cliff, Eno Quarry, Eno River, NC 2015
Child Leaper, Looking Glass Falls, Brevard, NC 2015
First steps. Eno River, Orange Co. NC 2014
Camp Beasley, Edgemont, NC 2015
taking the leap, Sliding down rock face, Wilson Creek Gorge, NC
Rope Swing, Yadkin River, Yadkinville, NC 2015
Walking the dog in the morning fog. Carolina Beach, NC 2013
Brothers and Hammocks. Johnnie Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach,
Lifeguard, Wrightsville Beach, NC 2013
swimmers. eno quarry, nc
Jacob and Stephen LaRocque at Bobbit's Hole, Eno River, Orange C
Eno River, Orange Co. NC 2015
Hungry River, Henderson, NC 2015
River Baptism, Upward Holiness Church Camp, Hungry River, Hender
Gathering River Rocks, Lost Cove Creek, NC, 2014
Umbrellas, Wrightsville Beach, NC 2013
Gragg Prong Falls, NC 2015
Aiden, Deep River, Yadkinville, NC 2015
Girl and her dog, Wilson Creek Gorge, NC 2014
Gragg Prong Falls, NC 2015
Rock Circle Splash, Eno River, NC
Group, Gragg Prong Falls, NC 2015
Cairn, New Hope Creek, Orange Co. NC 2014
riverside cookout, Wilson Creek Gorge, NC 2014
BLankard_2014.08.30_305edit.jpg
Peeking out, Lost Cove Creek, NC 2014
Looking Glass Falls, Brevard, NC 2015
volleyball tournament, tybee island, ga.
Lost Cove Creek, NC
Sliding down rock face, Wilson Creek Gorge, NC 2014
Gragg Prong Falls, NC
Couple, Eno Quarry, Eno River, NC 2014
Taking Selfie, Looking Glass Falls, Brevard, NC 2015
Beach Wedding, Tybee Island, GA 2015
Beach Wedding, Tybee Island, GA 2015
Wrightsville Beach, NC 2014
BLankard_023.jpg
fireworks, tybee island, ga. 2012
memorial roses, ocean city. md
Hydrography Map of North Carolina.
Flanders Gallery Installation
Flanders Gallery opening during the Click! Triangle Photography Festival
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