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Brant Barrett



64 Brant Barrett, Tomotley Plantation,  photography, 22″x27″

Brant is a Documentary and Fine Art Photographer. His photographic projects include such diverse topics as SCDNR ‘s Upper Coastal Waterfowl project, tobacco farming, riding the Coast RTA bus routes, Francis Marion’s battle sites, street photography, and most recently, people who raise backyard chickens.

As a youth, Brant spent untold hours fishing, swimming and crabbing in St. Helena’s Sound near Beaufort, South Carolina. Those early years instilled in him a life-long love of nature and the South Carolina Lowcountry. As he grew older, Brant discovered the importance of history and how it gives context to, and a deeper understanding of, our current circumstances.

All of Brant’s projects connect the viewer to a place and time. Through his visual interpretation of the natural world and mankind’s relationship to it, Brant provides insight into today’s complex society.

Brant’s photography has been shown at the Colleton County Museum and Farmers Market in Walterboro SC, the Contemporary South show in Raleigh NC, the South Carolina Biennial in Columbia, at Artfields in Lake City, Slow Exposures in Pike County Ga. and in a solo show at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. Most recently, he was in a group show at the USCB Center for the Arts. His “Rooster Time” was recently acquired by the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Ga.


Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.