Membering brings together documents, conversations and images of a search to understand a psychological inheritance that includes the enslavement of hundreds of people. The work includes six handsewn pamphlets enclosed in a paper slipcase that weave the documents and photographs into layered narratives around the themes of ownership, power, privilege and identity.
Meredith Davenport is an artist and educator living in upstate New York. She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. Her documentary projects have appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic and many other media outlets. She has done residencies at Yaddo, VCCA and Banff. She is an Associate Professor of Photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology.