Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Wendel A. White

Pomona, NJ
June - August, 2011

Wendel A. White photographs objects, documents, and images that relate to the abolition of slavery, Reconstruction, and the civil rights era.

White was awarded a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York and an MFA in photography from the University of Texas at Austin. White received a 2009-2010 En Foco New Works Photography Fellowship; a 2009 and 1993 Artist Fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts; a 2005 grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and in 2003 he was appointed a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. His work is represented in museum and corporate collections, exhibitions, and publications including: the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX; Museum of Contemporary Photography; Haverford College; Johnson and Johnson; Chase Manhattan Bank; the Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art at University of Delaware; Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University; and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Wendel has served on the board of directors for the Society for Photographic Education and was elected board chair from 1996 to 1999. He has also served on the Kodak Educational Advisory Council and NJ Save Outdoor Sculpture. He is currently a board member of various cultural organizations including; New Jersey Black Culture and Heritage Foundation, and the Atlantic City Historical Museum, and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (currently as board chair).

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