Discovering Deloach: Filling the Genealogy Gaps, is a visual representation of the research and images compiled during my quest to discover more about my family history for my thesis. I was met with many stops and starts because of the lack of documentation for the enslaved. I continuously changed course in order to find any amount of verified information resulting in a shift of colors as well as design and writing approaches which I believe spoke to what I was experiencing through the research. If it feels like some of the images are disjointed or non-harmonious, it is a purposeful representation of mishandled reality.
The contents of my research is bound within a total of seven books, zines, booklets and one video. In lieu of a physical exhibition, because of the pandemic, this 14-minute story shows the emotional journey expressed in both a literal and artistic manner. All credits are attributed at the end to allow viewers to focus on what's being shared. The locations of many of the images were photographed or filmed in three main states-Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia. Other places featured are Ghana, Kenya, New York and Pennsylvania.
Images of my thesis books will be uploaded soon.