Seasons of Daufuskie,a collection of photographs of people and scenes from Daufuskie Island, will be on view at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage from May 1 through July 31, 2021.
On loan from the Columbia Museum of Art, the exhibition features 20 original silver gelatin prints by noted photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe. The photographer visited Daufuskie several times in the late 1970s to capture the people and places that reflected the island’s unique identity.
In addition to revealing how the island’s landmarks appeared almost 50 years ago, the exhibition will show, in contrast, how the same spots look today. Captions accompanying the prints will also include recent photos and text chronicling the passage of time.
Although Moutoussamy-Ashe was not from South Carolina, it was important to her that the photographs found a home in the region. In the early 1980s, she gifted the photos to the Columbia Museum of Art which most recently displayed them in a 2016 exhibition titled Daufuskie Memories.
The Morris Center will offer specific programming in the summer to complement the photography exhibition. For more information, please visit www.morrisheritagecenter.org.
About Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
Located in the heart of downtown Ridgeland on US 17, Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage is a learning and exhibition center dedicated to preserving and cultivating the history, culture and spirit of Ridgeland and its surrounding counties. Housed in a collection of vintage buildings, with the architecturally distinctive Sinclair Service Station as its focal point, the center features ever-changing exhibitions, interactive and dynamic learning opportunities, cultural offerings, storytelling and other forms of art.