Human Face" Photography Exhibit
Louis (Lou) Draper, (Trenton area) a well-respected photographer and beloved photography instructor, coordinated MCCC’s photography department from 1982 until his death in 2002. He was one of the founders of the Kamoinge Workshop, a ground breaking NYC-based collective of African American photographers who have been exhibiting and publishing together since 1963. Draper received an MFA from NYU’s Institute for Film and Television. He was an early advocate of the “street photography” aesthetic, capturing many deeply human moments in New York City and the Civil Rights Movement. His empathetic attention to the people in his life and in the world around him continued through his photographs in Moscow and in the New Jersey artist series he pursued to the end of his life. Most of the Draper photographs to be exhibited will be featured in a soon-to-be published catalogue of his work.
The Gallery is located on the college's main campus in West Windsor, at 1200 Old Trenton Road, on the second floor of the Communications Building. Gallery hours are Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon; Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; and Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m.
This exhibit is funded, in part, by the Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission through a grant from the NJ State Council of the Arts/Dept. of State, and by the Mercer County Board of Freeholders. For further information call 609-586-4800 ext. 3588.