CRITICAL PLACES / SITES OF AMERICAN SLAVE REBELLION


2019-Ongoing


Back Alley. York, Pennsylvania. 2019. The Margaret Bradley Conspiracy of 1803.






U.S.Highway 17 at Wallace River, South Carolina. 2020. The Stono Rebellion of 1739.






Saint Simon's Island, Georgia. 2021.The Igbo Landing Mass Suicide of 1803.






Astoria, Queens, New York. 2021. The Newtown Revolt of 1708.






Southern Soul. Saint Simon's Island, Georgia. 2021. The Igbo Landing Mass Suicide of 1803.






Colorado County, Texas. 2022. The Slave Insurrection Panic of 1856.






La Grange, Missouri. 2022. The Lin Uprising, 1849.






Barn. Cherry Grove Plantation. Adams County, Mississippi. 2021. The Second Creek Conspiracy of 1861






Mike's Ice House. Eagle Lake, Texas. 2022. The Slave Insurrection Panic of 1856.






Truth Church. Louisville, Mississippi. 2021. The Winston County Conspiracy of 1859.








CRITICAL PLACES; SITES OF AMERICAN SLAVE REBELLION

(2019-Ongoing)

 

Many of the specific sites where slave rebellions took place are unknown, having been forgotten, or the landscape having been altered beyond recognition. These sites of rebellion are, by and large, ordinary places.

It is that very ordinariness that I have set out to photograph. What I am after is the shift that takes place when we learn that the photographs are of rebellion sites; we now understand them for their significance as photographs of critical places in the topography of our historical consciousness.

This project is about the way that rebellions are remembered in the landscape (or the lack thereof). Through my experience of these places, as witnessed in my photographs, I am looking to bring forward how the legacy of slavery continues to impact social patterns and economic structures.

And while these can be seen as general pictures of everyday places, these are also photographs of specific sites, each of which has a story to tell.

Sample site-specific albums:

The Lin Uprising of 1849

The Second Creek Conspiracy of 1861

 

 








Rebellion sites photographed to date:

York, Pennsylvania. 2019. The Margaret Bradley Conspiracy of 1803

Stono, South Carolina. 2020. The Stono Rebellion of 1739

Saint Inigoes, Maryland.2020. The Easter Rebellion of 1817

Astoria, Queens, New York. 2020-2021. The Newtown Revolt of 1708

Saint Simons Island, Georgia. 2021. The Igbo Landing Mass Suicide of 1803

Adams County, Mississippi. 2021. The Second Creek Conspiracy of 1861

Cheneyville, Mississippi. 2021. The Cheneyville Conspiracy of 1837

Louisville, Mississippi. 2021. The Winston County Conspiracy of 1860

Madison County, Mississippi. 2021. The Madison County Rebellion of 1835

Colorado County, Texas. 2022. The Slave Insurrection Panic of 1856

Northern Kentucky. 2022. The Doyle Stampede of 1848

Lewis County, Missouri. 2022. The Lin Uprising of 1849