[PAST EVENT] Louis Draper Photo Exhibit

February 17, 2015 - March 17, 2015
Swem Library, Lobby
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Visit Swem Library for an exhibit featuring photographs by the late Louis Draper.

A Richmond, Virginia native, Draper moved to Harlem in 1958 to study photography. In those early years he photographed in the streets of New York, capturing the social conditions of the time and the nuances of mid-century city life. Among notable contemporaries he photographed are Langston Hughes, Hughie Lee Smith, Miles Davis, Malcolm X, Katherine Dunham, and the civil rights activist, Fannie Lou Hamer. Draper was a founding member of the seminal black photographers collective originally named the Kamoinge Workshop, formed in 1963.

The exhibit is free an open to the public.