photo-eye Gallery Wendel White: Schools for the Colored – Exhibition and Portfolio Introduction In partnership with CENTER, photo-eye is pleased to announce Wendel White's Schools for the Colored – now on view in our Bookstore + Project Space through November 26th, 2016. In this series of black-and-white images, Wendel White photographs the remains, transformation, or imagined footprint of structures once used as segregated schools along the northern border of the Mason-Dixon Line.
|Marshalltown School, Mannington, New Jersey, 2008 – © Wendel White|
"Schools for the Colored is an extension of the ideas that formed my project Small Towns, Black Lives, in that; it is a continuation of my journey through the African American landscape. I began making photographs of historically African American school buildings during the very first weeks of the Small Towns, Black Lives project more than twenty years ago. In Schools for the Colored, I began to pay attention to the many structures and sites (also making photographs of places where segregated schools once stood) that operated as segregated schools.
— Wendel White