The Resource True places : a lowcountry preacher, his church, and his people, Stanley F. Lanzano

True places : a lowcountry preacher, his church, and his people, Stanley F. Lanzano

Label
True places : a lowcountry preacher, his church, and his people
Title
True places
Title remainder
a lowcountry preacher, his church, and his people
Statement of responsibility
Stanley F. Lanzano
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a documentary photographer's vivid study of the daily and spiritual lives of an African American coastal community. True Places is an emotionally charged photographic documentary of the lives of evangelical pastor Floyd Knowlin and his close-knit African American congregations who live, work, and worship in a rural stretch of coastal South Carolina. For more than a decade photographer Stanley F. Lanzano has immersed himself in the daily practices of this community in Williamsburg and Georgetown counties, befriending Reverend Knowlin and becoming a welcomed part of his extended church family. The respectful relationship that Lanzano has forged with his subjects and the trust that they have extended to him shines through in the eighty-three black-and-white and eight color photographs included here, illustrating a vibrant coastal subculture rarely witnessed by outsiders. Many of Lanzano's photographs document services and church revivals, conveying the great joy, sorrow, and fervor of these meetings while highlighting Knowlin's captivating persona. Lanzano also grants us glimpses into baptisms in the murky, still waters of lowcountry South Carolina rivers. Beyond the church he takes us into the private homes and lives of Knowlin's flock, many of whom are of Gullah descent and keep elements of this heritage alive in their daily practices. Collectively these images show a society in transition, where pain and grief are juxtaposed with redemption and bliss. Lanzano's narrative of his meeting Reverend Knowlin and his continuing relationship with Knowlin's community is a tale of self-discovery. It is also a testament to the power of faith in the lives of often forgotten South Carolinians. It is a rarity for a photographer to be granted such unlimited access into these communities. Through these images Lanzano creates with the utmost reverence and respect a powerful record of the hardships and hopes he witnessed among Knowlin's congregations to preserve their legacy and to share their inspirational attitude toward life in these true places. - Publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
770.9757/89
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR680
LC item number
.L343 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
True places : a lowcountry preacher, his church, and his people, Stanley F. Lanzano
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
People and places -- "Lord, I wish I had a prayin' church tonight!" -- Life, death, and renewal
Control code
ocn854584267
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (117 pages, [8] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611172669
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36658558
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854584267
  • ebscoaca1611172667

Library Locations

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