THE ANGRY WHALE

a web zine by columbia sc photographer sean rayford

Photos: Soda City preps for eclipse

August 21, 2017
I hear something weird is going on this afternoon in Columbia, SC. Here's how folks prepared. Photos: Tourists Flock To South Carolina To See Monday's Eclipse In Full...
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Photos: Billboard battles lasers on banks of the Congaree

August 20, 2017
Last night hundreds gathered on the eastern banks of the Congaree to take in a laser light installation that will cris cross the river on a nightly basis come 2018. As ni...
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Photos: Unite the Right Rally Turns Deadly - Charlottesville, VA

August 13, 2017
“GET IN THERE AND FIGHT!!!” yelled a white supremacist as I ducked behind a front line of alt-right “infantryman,” clutching homemade shields, wearing body armor, basebal...
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Soda Citizen: Mike Busbee

July 27, 2017
Mike Busbee and I made this photo for an interview as part of a regular series with Columbia artists. We never got around to doing it. Instead, here are some words about...
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SUV knocked off corner of Gervais St. Bridge, flash floods strand motorists

July 24, 2017
Isis Davis was working her shift at Palmetto Outdoor yesterday evening waiting for customers to return tubes after a trip down the river when a man’s attempt to drive acr...
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Sipping on Capri Sun backstage at Girls Rock (Photos)

July 23, 2017
While I overheard one comment that the green room wasn’t even green, I saw no other dissatisfaction from anyone backstage at yesterday’s Girls Rock showcase. But maybe it...
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First Week: Duck Donuts [photos]

July 15, 2017
Some of my earliest memories from childhood involve eating donuts in the Australian Outback. My family had moved from Maryland to Alice Springs - a small town in the midd...
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Photos: Activists Raise Confederate Flag At SC Statehouse 2 Years After Its Removal

July 11, 2017
“LOOK AT THOSE SNOWFLAKES WITH THEIR PARTICIPATION TROPHY! BOOOOOO!!!!!!” shouts a protestor with a bull horn as a man dressed in Civil War era military garb unfolds a Co...
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Photo of the Day: Debbie and the Skanks at NBT

July 09, 2017
Deborah Adedokun and Joe Buck Roberts perform at New Brookland Tavern Saturday night in West Columbia, SC on July 8, 2017. Other bands on the bill included Gringo Star, D...
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Emo Night Columbia: #SelfiesWithStrangersMakingOut

July 08, 2017
In 2015, a New Brookland Tavern staffer took a photo of himself standing near a couple sucking face, posted it on Instagram and tagged it #selfieswithstrangersmakingout....
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