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Louis H. Draper Artist Archives (VA-04)

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Identifier: VA-04
Overview The extensive collection documents the life and work of Richmond-born photographer and educator Louis Draper (1935–2002). Manuscript and photographic materials document Draper’s experience and work as an African American photographer, including his recognition of his photography as a form of “engaged resistance” that not only bore witness to leaders of the civil rights movement, but also offered a richer and more diverse perspective of African American life than provided by the mainstream...
Dates: 1945-2005, undated
Found in: Archives

Beuford Smith Archives (SC-32)

 Item — Box: SC-32 Box 1
Identifier: SC-32
Overview The collection helps document the formation of the Kamoinge Workshop in the early 1960s, including a notebook with minutes from their earliest meetings. Photographs from the collection show the early members of Kamoinge, and in particular focuses on the life of Louis H. Draper (1935-2002).
Dates: 1964-2003, undated
Found in: Archives

Records of the Virginia Society for the Photographic Arts (SC-19)

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-19
Overview This collection documents the history of the Virginia Society for the Photographic Arts (VSPA), from its founding in 1975 in Charlottesville to the mid-2000s when the organization disbanded. The material highlights VSPA’s mission to promote art created by photographic processes through its outreach, activities, and exhibitions. History and membership files detail VSPA’s administration over the years, while the newsletters provide an overview of all VSPA activities. The rest of the collection...
Dates: 1975-2004
Found in: Archives

Willie Anne Wright Personal Papers (VA-02)

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: VA-02
Overview The collection documents the career of renowned lensless photographer Willie Anne Wright. Wright's paintings, serigraphs and drawings were her professional focus until 1972 when pinhole photography became her primary creative medium. Comprised mainly of the exhibition files Wright maintained, as well as information about gallery representation and art sales, the collection traces the evolution of her artistic journey over four decades.
Dates: 1958-2003
Found in: Archives

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