SLAVE HOUSES // Richard Robesco

OPENING: Thursday, July 27, 2017 18:00-20:00

The exhibition presents a series of images that were taken in Southern Louisiana, in and around the towns of Vacherie and Thibodaux. They show typical dwellings that housed slaves owned by predominantly sugar cane plantations. These houses were built between the 1760s and the 1860s. The American Civil War (1861 to 1865) and Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 put an end to slavery in the U.S.A.

Cette exposition présente une série d'images qui ont été captées dans le sud de la Louisiane, aux alentours des villes de Vacherie et de Thibodaux. Elles nous montrent le type d’habitations dans lesquelles vivaient des esclaves appartenant aux plantations, principalement celles de la canne à sucre. Ces maisons ont été construites entre les années 1760 et 1860.La Guerre civile américaine (1861 à 1865) et la Proclamation d’émancipation d’Abraham Lincoln en 1863 ont mis fin à l’esclavage aux États-Unis.

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Exposure Gallery is a creative collaboration between the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa and Thyme and Again. This space functions not only as a sophisticated gallery space, but also as a restaurant, a gathering space, and a venue for special events. The gallery is located on the top floor of Thyme and Again.