The South Carolina State Library hosted documentary photographer Pete Marovich’s “Shadows of the Gullah Geechee” photo exhibit from February 2 to March 30, 2018.
The work explores the lives and culture of the Gullah Geechee people in communities from Hog Hammock on Sapelo Island, Ga., to Mosquito Beach on Sol Legare Island, S.C. The project captures everyday moments of work, play, worship and resilience of the Gullah Geechee people as they are under increasing pressures from encroaching development and rising taxes.
Seventeen images from Shadows of the Gullah Geechee, have been accepted in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. A selection of images from this collection are also part of the permanent collection at the McLeod Plantation Historic Site on James Island, S.C.
Shadows of the Gullah Geechee by Pete Marovich is curated by American Reportage.