Road Ends in Water by Eliot Dudik

Change is descending upon an otherwise quiet, unhurried, unobtrusive, place. The main highway, U.S Route 17, that bisects South Carolina’s “low country”, north to south, is being widened to accommodate commerce, tourists, and urban refugees. Not only are many homes, some historic, disappearing before the tracked blades of expansion, but also the new, faster thoroughfare encourages greater disregard and obliviousness to the charm and culture the basin harbors.

This collection of images and thoughts is a tribute to, and an acknowledgment of, the respect the modest souls of this region, obscure from the mainstream, deserve for their tenacity, good humor, social commitment, and acceptance of the ebb and flow of the often incomprehensible vagaries of existence.

This photographic adventure became an artistic journey and culminated in a unique awakening to an otherwise overlooked cultural phenomenon. While the road ends in water, it began there as well.

Eliot Dudik is a Savannah, GA based artist.
To view more of Eliot's work, please visit his website.
To purchase Eliot's book, Road Ends In Water, please visit photo-eye.

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bud, russell creek road 


anthony, north edisto river 


buddy baily, maybank highway 


allen a.m.e. church, botany bay road 


418, ivenia brown road 


first snow in twenty years, rosa scott road 


betty, oregon road 


the word, ivenia brown road 


a.b.a.t.e. biker rally, red oak road 


splash, state road s-15-161 


tom & tommy, prices bridge road 


snuffy in salkehatchie swamp, broxton bridge road 


snuff’s house, broxton bridge road 


rob & ricky, near martins landing 


carew rice painting, back of old drive-in screen, highway 63 


condemned, ashepoo river 


marietta & jim, wimbee creek road 


river life, north edisto 


veterans & rookies, grain bin road 


rouse, bennett’s point road 

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