Reclaimed By Nature: The Historic Davidson Quarries Of Arabia Mo

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DeKalb History Center says
The DeKalb History Center’s newest photography exhibit by Virginie Drujon-Kippelen, "Reclaimed by Nature: the Historic Davidson Quarries of Arabia Mountain," features historic and contemporary photos of a former granite quarry at what is now the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve. These quarries were historically an important part of DeKalb County's economy. Lithonia granite was used in paving and construction projects, including the Historic DeKalb Courthouse. In the 1970s the Davidson family donated over 500 acres of this land to DeKalb County for conservation and preservation. Since this land is no longer quarried, it is slowly being reclaimed by nature, although traces of its industrial past remain.

Virginie Drujon-Kippelen is a writer, photographer, and multimedia producer working in editorial, portrait, and commercial photography. Originally from France, she moved to the United States in 1991 and earned a Masters’ degree in print journalism from the University of Arizona. Drujon-Kippelen is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia and has worked as a Photo Editor at CNN.com. Her editorial photos have been featured in the New York Times. Her personal body of work investigates the contemporary landscape and our perception of nature in the urban environment.


Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Lobby
The reception is free and open to the public!
Following the reception, "Reclaimd by Nature" will be open along with our others exhibits on Monday - Friday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
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By: DeKalb History Center

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