Small Towns, Black Lives  [Wendel A. White]

Port Republic 
Morris Beach 
Adat Beyt Mosheh 

Franklin Street 






Wendel A. White's most recent photographic work includes three ongoing projects; Schools for the Colored, Village of Peace : An African American Village in Israel, and Small Towns, Black Lives . Recent exhibitions include: Atwater Kent Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Seton Hall University, S. Orange, NJ; Johnson and Johnson World Headquarters, New Brunswick, NJ; The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ; Rutgers-Camden Stedman Gallery, Camden, NJ; and the Manchester Craftsman Guild, Pittsburgh, PA.

The Noyes Museum of Art produced a traveling exhibition of the Small Towns, Black Lives project that will continue to tour various venues. Small Towns, Black Lives exhibition catalog was published by the Noyes Museum in January 2003, with essays by Charles Ashley Stainback (guest curator of the exhibition), Deborah Willis, Stedman Graham, and Clement Alexander Price. This exhibition continues to travel through ExhibitsUSA.

Wendel recieved a 2005 grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and in 2003 he was appointed a fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to support his photography of black communities in rural/small town settings. He has also received the New Jersey Council for the Arts fellowship in photography and several grants and fellowships from Stockton College.

Wendel received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and a MFA in Photography from the University of Texas at Austin. His work is represented in museum and corporate collections, exhibitions, and publications. He served on the Board of Directors for the Society for Photographic Education (from 1992 to 1999 and as board chairperson from 1996 to 1999), as a member of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (2000-2005, 2006-present), and as a founding member of the New Jersey Black Culture and History Foundation. Previously he taught photography at the Cooper Union School of Art,  School of Visual Arts and International Center for Photography.

Wendel White is currently Professor of Art at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.