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Wendel White


SPE Member since 1985
Member Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

Wendel White

SPE member since 1985
Intestine, male, African descent, 1849 cholera. Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians Philadelphia
Pigment Inkjet Print on Paper

Wendel White

SPE member since 1985
Wilmington DE, Nov 14, 1919
Pigment Inkjet Print


Wendel A. White was born in Newark, New Jersey and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. He 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. Wendel White taught photography at the School of Visual Arts, NY; The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, NY; the International Center for Photography, NY; Rochester Institute of Technology; and is currently Distinguished Professor of Art & American Studies at Stockton University (NJ).

He has received various awards and fellowships including the Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography at Harvard University's Peabody Museum, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Photography, three artist fellowships from the New Jersey State Council for the Arts, a photography grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and a New Works Photography Fellowship from En Foco Inc.

His work is represented in museum and corporate collections including: the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA; En Foco Inc, Bronx, NY; the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; Haverford College, PA; Johnson and Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ; Chase Manhattan Bank; the Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art at University of Delaware; Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, WI; and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NY.

His current projects include, "Schools for the Colored", "Manifest", and "Seven Steps" (a public art commission). His work is included in various publications: "Posing Beauty" by Deborah Willis, "exposure", "Neuva Luz", and "Photo Review" among many others. Images from "Village of Peace: An African American Community" in Israel were published in the journal "Transition" (Vol. 97), 2007, of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University.

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