Wendel White

"Red Summer" is a visual series that illustrates racial violence in the American landscape through the lens of Wendel White, Distinguished Professor of Art.

The phrase "Red Summer" refers to the concentration of racial conflicts (at least 25) that took place across the U.S. in 1919.

White revisited a number of the communities where the significant events occurred to make landscape photographs. He then searched for newspaper clippings that described the events at those sites and crafted collages.

A photo from Red Summer

This Voice was originally published in 2020. At the time of publication, and presently, White is a distinguished professor of Art.