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Born: September 24, 1935, Richmond, Virginia. - Died: 2002, New York, NY.


1997 Pace University
1993 Bucks County Community College
1990s Virginia Commonwealth University Color Photography Studied under Harold Fienstein & W. Eugene Smith
1989 Photography Educators, Rochester, NY - Ansel Adams Gallery & Rochester Institute of Technology
1987 Thomas Edison College, BA - Coordinator of Photograph Department. Certification of completion of Photo I Workshop Symposium for
1986 Temple University
1983,1985,1986, 1987,1992 Mercer County Community College
1973 - 1982 Attended workshops on film, TV and screenplay writing at Frederick Douglas Creative Arts Center
1970 New York University - Professional Certificate Institute of Film & Television, 1970
1954 - 57 Virginia State College, Petersburg, VA
1953 Virginia Randolph High School, Glen Allen, VA

Solo Exhibitions

2016-'2017 "Selected Photographs of Louis Draper(1935-2002)", The Burgess Fine Arts Collection, New York, NY.
Oct 2011 - Jan 2012 Black History Museum & Cultural Center, "The Eye of the Artist"
Nov 2005 Human Face Exhibition, Mercer County Community College Trenton, NY
1995 - 1996 Cultural Events Season at the Peddie School, New Jersey - William Burke Theater
Oct - Nov 1995 The Mariboe Gallery - The Peddie School - Malcolm X Hightstown, NJ
Nov 1991 Solo Exhibit - Mercer County Community College
1990 Exhibits in Africa, Moscow, Germany, London & Paris
1989 Enter the City - Stockton College and Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters, New Brunswick, NJ
Jan - Feb 1984 Dialogue (Boy Portrait, 1976)
Jun 1981 Black Enterprise
1978 American Rag (Fall) Senegal
Jul 1977 MS Magazine - Fannie Lou Hamer
Dec 1976 Harlem Art Collection - Selected as semi - finalist (Expression from The Roots)
1972 Black Creation (Summer ) Children at a Crosswalk
1961 Jubilee
1960 Exhibit at the Image Gallery
1959 Photography at Mid-Century exhibit at the George Eastman House

Group Exhibitions

2016 Kamoinge Photographers' 50th Anniversary Exhibition at Kenkabela Art Galery, New York, NY.
1962 - 2002 Kamoinge Workshop
May 1995 "Trenton Takes" 24 Hours in the City
Jan 1995 Mel Leipzig & Louis Draper Faculty Exhibition, The Gallery Mercer County Community College
1993 Series "New Jersey Artists"
Jan - Feb 1990 Louis Draper & Aubrey J. Kauffman Rider College Art Gallery Lawrenceville, NJ
1990 (TAWA) Trenton Artists Workshop Association - Selected as one of six artists to travel to the Soviet Union as part of an exchange program of artists and exhibition.
Jan 1984 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit Mercer County Community College West Windsor Campus - Library Gallery
1973 The Black Photographers Annual

Selected Collections

Photographs in the permanent collection Shomburg Museum, New York

New Jersey Historical Commissions incorporated 10 photographs of Fannie Lou Hamer into the New Jersey School Systems

George Eastman House

Work Experience

1985 Photography Judge - Bordentown, NJ Art & Craft Show and Street Bazaar
1982 Joined Visual Arts Faculty as Coordinator of the Photographic Dept. Later became Professor of Photogtaphy at Mercer County Community College
1978 - 1979 Assistant to Herbert Robinson, Still Life Photographer & Kamoinge member
1976 - 1978 Assistant to Fashion Photographer & Kamoinge member, Anthony Barboza
1972 - 1975 Honeywell Information Systems (Visual Communications Specialist)
1967 Began teaching photography in New York City Public Schools
1960s Taught - Public School System, Hackensack, NJ

Honors and Awards

2002 - Present Annual Scholarship in his memory awarded at Mercer County Community College
1998 Distiguished Teaching Award - Mercer County Community College, Trenton, NJ
1990s Developed and taught from his own textbook at Mercer County Community College
1975 Represented Kamoinge at the International Center of Photography in New Yourk as speaker on a panel.

Books,Newspepers,Magazine,Newsletters and Calendars Appeared In

2016 Louis H. Draper, Selected Photographs Book published.
2012 Calendar of selected photographs by Draper
2011 Spring "Exposure" Erina Duganne - Photos by Draper and article
2010 "The Voice" Newspaper article photograph of Draper
2008 Louis H. Draper, profiled on January, 2008 with his photograph - courtesy of Mr. Giles Wright. New Jersey Historical Commission - African American History Calendar
Jun 2006 "Key Awareness" - Newspaper - Richmond, VA
2006 "New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement" Articles on and photographs by Louis H. Draper
2002 "American Photographers Who Passed Away in 2002" by the Art Libraries Society of North America
1990 "From the Fire" (The Sculpture of James Colavita) Photo - Princeton, NJ
Oct 1982 Essence Magazine - 25th Anniversary - Two photographs displayed
Jul 1976 Time Life Books (Discoveries) Draper nominated by James Van Der Zee to display some of his photographs for publication.
1973 The Black Photographers Annual
1972 "The Victors" Honeywell Information Systems The Viking - Mercer County Community College Newspaper The LINK - Visual Arts Dept. Mercer County Community College Newletter
Oct 1971 "Fannie Lou Hamer Speaks Out" Essence Magazine
1967 The Arrow - Neighborhood Youth Corp Draper teaching students to mount and paint a Mounting Press - Bedford Stuyvesant
Jul 1966 Camera Magazine (cover)
1964 Motown Record Corporation, Detroit Mich.

Notable People Photographed

Langston Hughes

James Baldwin

Fannie Lou Hamer

Malcolm X

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Michael Jackson

Rev. & Mrs. Jesse Jackson

Mrs. Arthur Ashe

Miles Davis

John Coltrane

Patti LaBelle