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Daufuskie Island (Paperback)
  • Daufuskie Island (Paperback)

Daufuskie Island (Paperback)

(inset photographer,author of epilogue), (foreword), (author of preface)
Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 30/08/2009
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This book is a celebration of life in a bygone era on a South Carolina Sea Island. First published in 1982, ""Daufuskie Island"" vividly captures life on a South Carolina Sea Island before the arrival of resort culture. Located between Hilton Head and Savannah, Daufuskie Island has since become a plush resort destination. Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe's photographs document what daily life was like for the last inhabitants to occupy the land prior to the onset of tourist developments. When Moutoussamy-Ashe first came to Daufuskie in 1977, about eighty permanent African American residents lived on the island. Many still spoke their native Gullah dialect. They had only one store, a two-room school, a nursery, and one active church. Moustoussamy-Ashe's photographs show family gatherings, crabbing and fishing, children at play, spiritual life, and the toils of everyday existence. With the utmost respect for her notoriously shy subjects, she captured a powerful vision of their rough-hewn but rewarding life. Redesigned from cover to cover, this twenty-fifth anniversary edition of ""Daufuskie Island"" includes more than fifty previously unpublished photographs from the original contact sheets.

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570038822
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 957 g
Dimensions: 254 x 267 x 18 mm
Edition: 25th anniversary ed

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