February 19, 2013 | Comments Off
Shannon Schaefer, photography and historic preservation student, had her opening photography reception on Saturday, February 9. In her series, The Modern Story of Drayton Tower, Shannon explores the transitional state of this modern building in the heart of historic Savannah from a state of disrepair and neglect to a revitalized one.
Shannon’s thesis show is the culmination of her MFA in Photography, as she continues her education towards an MFA in Historic Preservation. This exhibit, The Modern Story of Drayton Tower, is an example of a building straddling two worlds, historic and modern, as is Shannon’s attempt to unify the worlds of photography, architecture, and preservation with this photographic narrative.
Shannon is also assisting in the documentation of Whitefield Chapel, the site of this year’s submission for the Peterson Prize. She will be taking large format black and white photographs according to HABS standards, which is the best format for the long term care and archiving of photographic material.