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Frederick Douglass: Body, Spirit & Image in the #Manifest Project

I was a visiting faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology when I began working on the first images that would later become the Manifest portfolio. One of the first objects that I photographed was a lock of Frederick Douglass' hair in the collection of the Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester. In […] Read More

The #Manifest Project on the Daily Mail UK

Works from the Manifest portfolio are on the Daily Mail UK […] Read More

“Haunted Places: Race, Architecture and the American Landscape” at Lycoming College Art Gallery

Feb 24 - April 1, 2017, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA WENDEL WHITE: HAUNTED PLACES: RACE, ARCHITECTURE and the AMERICAN LANDSCAPE Reception: Friday, March 3, 2017, 5-9 p.m. Gallery Talk by Wendel White: 5:30 p.m Wendel White’s exhibition includes work from two projects; "Schools for the Colored" and "Red Summer.” Each project is concerned […] Read More

#SchoolsfortheColored @photoeyebooks for #reviewsantafe

from Instagram: Thank you @photoeyebooks for exhibiting works from #schoolsforthecolored during @centersantafe #reviewsantafe […] Read More

Red Summer – Elaine Arkansas, 1919

"Batch of Negroes Doomed to Death: Six of 122 Blacks Indicted for Arkansas Riots are Tried, Convicted and Sentenced to Death in Day" Helena, Ark. November 1 [1919] The riots in Elaine Arkansas (Oct 1, 1919) by some accounts were among the most deadly and widespread of the Red Summer. Death tolls vary widely and scholars […] Read More

New Works – Red Summer

"Mob Threw Negro Child Into Fire" East St. Louis, IL 1917 This photograph was made near the original location of the Broadway Opera House in which many African Americans died when the building was burned by rioters. This project is a survey of sites where race riots occurred in the American landscape between 1917 and […] Read More

Review Santa Fe Photo Festival. including “Schools for the Colored” by @wendel.white

from Instagram: #Reposting @centersantafe -- Join us for important and timely artist talks during Review Santa Fe Photo Festival. including "Schools for the Colored" by @wendel.white. This project is the winner of a Juror's Choice award, chosen by: Alison Nordström, PhD , Independent Curator; Artistic Director, @fotofestiwal. ⠀ ⠀ These photographs depict the buildings […] Read More

Remembering (Bill Nunn) Radio Raheem

from Instagram: Radio Raheem's boom box from the movie "Do the Right Thing" Condolences to the family and friends of Bill Nunn, actor that played Radio Raheem. Nunn died Saturday in Pittsburgh, PA. #DotheRightThing #SpikeLee @officialspikelee #radioraheem #billnunn #smithsonian #smithsonianmagazine #nmaahc #photography by @wendel.white #Manifest #materialculture #americanhistory #washingtondc @mollyarob […] Read More

Portrait of Frederick Douglass – Smithsonian Magazine

from Instagram: #Reposting @smithsonianmagazine -- Ambrotype portrait of Frederick Douglass. #photograph by @wendel.white from the collection of @nmaahc This image of Douglass is one of many photographs made of him throughout his life. He was arguably one of the most photographed people of his time. In the September issue of @smithsonianmagazine @debwillisphoto writes about […] Read More

Smithsonian Magazine Instagram Takeover 9/10 – 916

from Instagram: #repost @smithsonianmagazine --  I am taking over the Smithsonian Magazine's Instagram feed this week and posting #photographs made of objects from the collections of the new National Museum of African American History and Cultural @nmaahc . For the better part of the past few of decades, my work has been concerned with […] Read More

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