Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe (American, b. 1952)
The Old Prayer House Before Hurricane David, April 1979, 1979
20" x 24”
61 black-and-white photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, featuring Daufuskie Island, a unique, national landmark off the South Carolina coast inhabited by a community whose distinctive language and culture remained strongly influenced by their African heritage. The collection, an important historical record of the last bastion of Gullah/Geechee tradition, will be installed at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is scheduled to open in late 2015.