"The Great American Eclipse" is what we are calling it. It's crazy just saying it. Like how often is something labeled the "Great American" in our society? People came from all over the country to specific locations where the sun would reach complete totality. On the east coast, Charleston was the best place to see this special moment.. the moon passing in front of the sun.
I didn't get many photos of the sun. Well, I got none of the sun actually. I spent most the afternoon photographing the people's reaction to this cosmic event. A few hours before the event, I went around Battery Park photographing individuals and some groups of children and couples.
These are the people of the "Great American eclipse".
My friend, Sage, who I came to Charleston with.
Walt and Gina claiming their spots in the park about 3 hours before the actual eclipse.
Larry, local from Charleston.
Katie (far right) and her friends.
As time grew close to totality of the solar eclipse, everyone's gaze switched completely to the sky. It was such an amazing sight to see everyone looking up at the sky in unison as if Superman had just swooped down.
Students from University of Charleston filled Battery Park.