Taking inspiration from the streets and corners of our communities, Hindsight 20/20 features five photographers of the Carolinas who set out not only to document the extraordinary events of 2020, but also to capture these moments through the eye of an artist. 

CMA Writer-In-Residence Ray McManus invited six South Carolina poets to write original works in response to the art in this fall 2021 exhibition.

  • Al Black responds to photographs by Sean Rayford.
  • Sunshine Dempsey responds to photographs by Thomas Hammond 
  • Len Lawson responds to photographs by Crush Rush
  • Loli Molina Muñoz and Jesus Redondo Menendez respond to photographs by Héctor Vaca Cruz
  • Michele Reese responds to photographs by Catherine Hunsinger

Scroll down to hear the writers read their poems.


Million Man March by Thomas Hammond

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Catch 22 by Crush Rush

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Poems by Loli Molina Muñoz and Jesus Redondo Menendez



Witness (Testigo)

Mother and Son by Héctor Vaca Cruz

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Untitled by Catherine Hunsinger