photograph entitled the Guardian by Earlie Hudnall, Jr.

Capturing Community – A Photography Exhibition


Capturing Community, is an exhibition featuring 40 photographs of photographer, Marine Corp veteran and Hattiesburg native, Earlie Hudnall, Jr.  Hudnall is best known for his works of African American children and the elderly.  Hudnall’s passion for photography stems from his understanding of the importance of documenting one’s community, who they are, and what they do from day to day.  Hudnall grew a deeper love for photography during his tour of duty as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam, where he also took photos to document his time.  After returning home in 1968, he enrolled at Texas Southern University (TSU) where he earned BA in Art Education in 1976. While at TSU, he worked as a photographer for the debate team and was able to travel the world.  In 1990, he was offered the position of staff photographer for TSU where he worked until his retirement in 2020.  Hudnall’s work has been featured in many museums across the nation including the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City; and the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, in Washington, DC.

The exhibition will run from June 20th through August 31st and will be open to the public Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. at no charge.

On Saturday, June 15th, at 10:00 a.m. an opening reception will be held.  Mr. Hudnall will be in attendance and speak about his work.