"This Far By Faith: Carolina Camp Meetings, An African-American Tradition

Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 10:00am to Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 5:00pm

This exhibition represents a fourteen- year journey of research, photographs, and audio and video footage by Minuette Floyd, professor of art education in the School of Visual Art & Design at USC Columbia’s campus. This black and white photography exhibit explores both the history and traditions of camp meetings that take place annual in the Carolinas. Since 2001, Floyd has travelled to 7 African-American campgrounds and captured the rich tradition through photography, video, and oral interviews. Her first solo exhibition was entitled Generations: African-American Camp Meetings in South Carolina travelled between 2001 and 2004.

Floyd’s interest in camp meetings derived from her own personal experiences of attending camp meetings in North Carolina. Upon returning to this tradition as an adult, she realized that research and publications were extremely limited and decided to capture the tradition for future generations. Her book, entitled, A Place to Worship: Carolina Camp Meetings, An African-American Tradition will be published in the near future through USC Press.

This is the second phase of This Far by Faith. Consisting of 42 large black and white photographs, this exhibition has been displayed across the southeast – and we are excited for it to now visit the Arts Center!


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