Brenda Scott is a fine art photographer working in Durham, NC. Her current projects involve making photographs of Historic Stagville. Stagville was part of the plantation estate of the Bennehan and Cameron families – the largest plantation in North Carolina and one of the largest in the South. Today many of the original structures still stand, and one can see evidence of the great skill of the enslaved people who built them.
Through these images, Brenda hopes “to strip back something of the present day and connect viewers not only with extant physical elements from the past, but also with ideas about the past; everyday we live on a foundation built by those who preceded us. It is my hope that these images remind us that at present we are leaving our own legacy for future generations.”
Read more about Brenda’s work and the Stagville Black & White project at her website.