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First Lady Mary Pat Christie Showcases the Artistic Contributions of Photographer Wendel White During Black History Month Exhibit at Drumthwacket

photoAlt This February, Mary Pat Christie celebrated the artistry and cultural contributions of Newark-born Wendel White during a Black History Month presentation of his photographic works at Drumthwacket, the Governor's official residence in Princeton.  Mr. White's portfolios, 'Small Towns, Black Lives,' and 'Schools for the Colored,' will be on exhibit in through April 5, 2013.

White's ‘Small Towns, Black Lives' exhibit documents New Jersey’s small, historically African American towns and settlements in the state’s southernmost counties. His 'Schools for the Colored' portfolio provides a continuation of his journey through the African American landscape.

Currently a resident of Galloway New Jersey, Wendel White was born in Newark and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and the Garden State. He has 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.  Presently, White is a Distinguished Professor of Art at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Mr. White has received various awards and fellowships including a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Photography, two 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.

We are thrilled to feature Mr. White’s exhibit at Drumthwacket this Spring!