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Frederick C. Baldwin
c. 1960s - 1970s
gelatin silver print
Image: 6 1/2 × 9 5/8 inches (16.5 × 24.4 cm)Sheet: 6 13/16 × 11 inches (17.3 × 27.9 cm)Matted: 16 × 20 inches (40.6 × 50.8 cm)Framed: 16 × 20 inches (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
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Museum purchase.
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Frederick Baldwin is an American photographer born in Lausanne, Switzerland where his father served as an US diplomat. Baldwin served as a Marine during the Korean War (1950-53). Baldwin traveled to Savannah to visit his family in the 1960s and became socially involved in the community of the low country. In addition to his photographs of the Civil Rights movement in Savannah, he also captured the humanitarian efforts of a Bluffton, SC doctor named Dr. Donald Eugene Gatch. Dr. Gatch was a medical practitioner who advocated for fair medical treatment for both black and white patients. His criticism of South Carolina health conditions made him a target of harassment and threats. Baldwin’s series show Dr. Gatch treating patients and making house calls. This photograph captures the particular living conditions of Dr. Gatch’s patients, who often lived in rural, underdeveloped areas.