Doris Ulmann (American, 1882-1934)
Man and boy oystering near Brookgreen Plantaion, Murrels Inlet, South Carolina, circa 1929-1930
Posthumous gelatin silver print, circa 1934-1937, printed by Samuel H. Lifshey
20.3 x 15.2 cm
For a brief time in the early 1920s, the family of the author Julia Peterkin (Ulmann's collaborator in Roll, Jordan, Roll) owned Brookgreen Plantation on the South Carolina coast near Murrells Inlet. On at least one occasion Ulmann traveled from New York to Myrtle Beach. From there the two artists went in search of photographic material for Roll, Jordan, Roll. As she had done when she first began photographing, Ulmann sought out the working men of the area. The fishermen of the coastal community were apparently a favorite subject She made more than twenty negatives of this man and a boy.