WE'RE STILL HERE Native Americans of the South and East
Photographs by Carolyn DeMeritt
by Text by Frye Gaillard
This turn-of-the-century portrait documents the survival of Native American culture in the area east of the Mississippi River. Photographer Carolyn DeMeritt, working with writer Frye Gaillard, traveled from the Everglades to northern Maine as the 20th century drew to a close, putting a human face on the Native American story. For the past decade, these photographs have traveled to venues throughout the eastern United States.
CAROLYN DEMERITT A native of Charlotte, NC, Carolyn DeMeritt is a self-taught photographer and videographer who has worked at her craft for over thirty years. Through personal interaction with her subjects, she concentrates on creating portraits of people underrepresented or undergoing dramatic changes. DeMeritt has exhibited widely. Selected exhibition venues include SECCA, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Levine Museum of the New South, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and North Carolina Museum of Art. Video screenings include festivals in NY, CA, Germany, and Korea. Her work is in numerous public and private collections.