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Artist Talk | Earlie Hudnall, Jr.
November 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for a special Artist Talk with Earlie Hudnall, Jr.
5:00 pm | Galleries open for preview | Snacks and drinks
6:00 pm | “There’s Nothing Like Your Own Backyard”
Featured photographer Earlie Hudnall, Jr. will give an in-person talk about his black-and-white photography and how he draws inspiration from people and places right in his own community.
Learn more his solo art exhibition at The Grace Museum, As I See It: Earlie Hudnall, Jr.
About the Artist
Born and raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Earlie Hudnall, Jr. grew up with a strong sense of family and within a Black culture that shaped his work as an artist. Hudnall began taking photographs while serving as a Marine in the Vietnam War in the 1960s. In 1968, on the advice of a high school friend, Hudnall came to Houston and enrolled in Texas Southern University’s highly acclaimed art department. Hudnall received his BA in Art Education studying with Dr. John Biggers, whose guidance inspired him to continue to photograph Houston’s Black community.
Hudnall is a board member for the Houston Center for Photography and an Executive Board member in the Texas Photographic Society. His work is best known for photographs of the overlooked beauty of everyday life in Black communities. He began taking photos in the 1970s as part of former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Model Cities Program. Hudnall’s awards include the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art League Houston and 2020 Texas Commission on the Arts Visual Artist of the year recognition.
This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.