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,
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.