Les ombres de Gullah by Pete Marovich

2015/04/13

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THE 37TH FRAME

Descendants of enslaved Africans, the Gullah/Geechee are fighting to hold on to their land and culture in the face of development.

Photojournalist Pete Marovich is trying to raise awareness of the plight of the Gullah/Geechee people of the Sea Islands along the southeastern coast of the United States. Direct descendants of enslaved Africans, the Gullah/Geechee are fighting to hold on to their land and culture in the face of development.

He is raising funds to complete the project and to donate a framed exhibition of the images to the Gullah/Geechee people.

You can see more images from the project and find more information here: Shadows of the Gullah.

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As the Gullah/Geechee lands are consumed by development, can their culture survive? Or will it be reduced to a tourist attraction or a relic of the past?

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