On view July 3 through November 21, 2021

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. Showcasing the work of Héctor Vaca Cruz, Thomas Hammond, Catherine Hunsinger, Sean Rayford, and Crush Rush, Hindsight 20/20 looks back at historically poignant moments of the Black Lives Matter protests and the COVID-19 pandemic as a means for us to reflect, process, and find clarity.


Image above: detail of a photograph by Crush Rush.


Binder Podcast

CMA writer-in-residence Ray McManus talks with writers, artists, photographers, curators, and more about what is going into what they create, why they make it, and what it means. This season focuses on the exhibition Hindsight 20/20, which features photography taken here in Columbia documenting the extraordinary events of the past year.

In the first episode, McManus talks with CMA staffers about the impetus behind the podcast. Each of the following episodes in this six-part series features interviews with a photographer in the exhibition and a writer responding to their work with new original poetry. 

Listen to the full first season now.


Recorded August 24

ArtBreak: Journalism (Information) and Fake News

Dr. Nicole Cooke describes her work in misinformation and disinformation and how this knowledge can be used to bridge the gaps between “fake news,” stereotypes, freedom of expression, and the community-building power of art. 

Cooke is a scholar, writer, and Augusta Baker Endowed Chair Associate Professor at UofSC’s College of Information and Communications. Cooke’s research and teaching interests include human information behavior, critical cultural information studies, and diversity and social justice in librarianship.