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Born: b. 1946, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Education:  B.A., Texas Southern University, Houston, TX  1976, Art Education major

Military Service:  United States Marine Corps, 1966-1968

Present:  University photographer, Texas Southern University

        Board member, Houston Center for Photography

        Executive Board Member, Texas Photographic Society

Solo Exhibitions


•     Museum of Abilene, Abilene, Texas, January 31 - March 28, 1998


•     Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan

•     African American Art Museum, Dallas, Texas: “Portraits of a Community: Photographs by Earlie Hudnall, Jr.”     

•     Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, Texas: “Earlie Hudnall, Jr.” Jan 24-March 1


•     Galveston Art Center: Project Galveston: “Earlie Hudnall, Jr. and the Children of the Galveston Housing Authority”


•     Project Row Houses, “Houston: Earlie Hudnall, Jr.”


•     Galveston Art Center: Project Galveston: “Earlie Hudnall, Jr. and the Children of the Galveston Housing Authority”

•     Jones Symphony Hall, Houston: “Earlie Hudnall, Jr.” in conjunction with the UNCF      Benefit Concert

•     Alley Theatre, Houston: “Earlie Hudnall, Jr.”


•     Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago: “Earlie Hudnall, Jr.: A Southern Spirit”

•     Alley Theatre, Houston: “Photographs of the Rural South”

•     Texas Christian University, Fort Worth: “Diverse Directions”

•     Star Enterprises Corp. Exhibition: “Earlie Hudnall, Jr.: In Celebration of Black History Month”


•     Texas Southern University, Houston: “Haiti and Belize”


•     Benteler-Morgan Galleries, Houston: “Earlie Hudnall, Jr.”


•     Houston Public Library: “Images of the Wards”


•     Sutton’s Black Heritage Gallery, Houston: “Africa, America and the Black Caribbean”

•     M.D. Anderson Library, University of Houston: “Through the Eyes of Earlie Hudnall”


•     Kashmere Gardens Library, Houston: “Permanent Photography Exhibition” commissioned by the Cultural Arts Council of Houston

Selected Group Exhibitions


•     Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, Florida: “African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond"

•     Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts: “In Conversation: Modern African American Art"


•     Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC: “African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond"

•     Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, Virginia: “African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond"


•     Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, Texas: “Eyes of Texas"


•     Columbia Museum of Art: “The South By Its Photographers”


•     Birmingham Museum of Art: “The South By Its Photographers”

•     Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina “Three Visions”

•     Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston: “Proof of Love”


•     Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston: “Changing Perspectives”

•     College of the Mainland, Texas City: “Portraits of Community: African American Photography in Texas”

•     Cullen Center, Houston: “Texas Art Celebration ‘95”

•     Elton John’s Dressing Room, Rice University, Houston: “Houston Photographers”

•     Lubbock Civic Center, Texas: “Texas Photographers”


•     National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.: “Free Within Ourselves: African American Art in the Collection of the National Museum of American Art”

•     Diverseworks, Houston: “Portraits of Community: African American Photography in Texas featured a televised panel discussion

•     Carrnel Center for Photography: “Focus ‘94”

1994      Selected Group Exhibitions cont’d.

•     Transco Tower Gallery, Houston: “Six Texas Photographers”

•     Wunderlich Gallery, Austin: “Texas Photographic Society’s Annual Governor’s Exhibition”

•     Contemporary Arts Center, Abilene: “Texas Photographic Society’s Annual Governor’s Exhibition”

•     Barnes-Blackman Gallery: “Family Focus”

•     Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston: “Miniature Exhibition”


•     Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston: “Seeing the Forest for the Trees”

•     Galveston Art Center: “Fur, Fins, Feathers and More”

•     MFA, Houston: “Texas Photographers: Recent Acquisitions from the Mundy and Willour Collections”

•     Benteler-Morgan Galleries: “Regional Review”

•     Midtown Art Center: “Blacks and Whites Together”

•     American Embassy, Brussels: “Art in Embassies Program”

•     Houston Intercontinental Airport: “Windows on Houston”


•     Benteler-Morgan Galleries: “Childhood”

•     Houston Intercontinental Airport: “Windows on Houston”

•     Dishman Gallery, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas: “Three from the South: Southern Visions”

•     Cullen Center, Houston: “Texas Art Celebration ‘92


•     Touring Exhibition to six museum venues in Texas: “Texas Folklife/Texas Photographers: Focus on Black Traditions”

•     Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: “Selections from the Museum Collection” adjunct exhibition to “Harlem to Hollywood”

•     de Meervaart Cultural Center, Amsterdam: “Home: Contemporary Urban Images by Black Photographers”

•     Galveston Art Center: “Galveston Collects Contemporary Art 1991”

•     D-Art Visual Art Center, Dallas: “240 South/Southwest: Houston Photographers”

•     Benteler-Morgan Galleries, Houston: “Personal Perspectives within Documentary Tradition”

•     Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: “Houston Photographers: Recent Acqujisitions from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston”

•     The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City: “Home: Urban Images by Black Photographers”


•     Arles, France: “Deep South” slide presentation curated by Gilles Mora for Les Recontres D’Arles

•     Houston Center for Photography: “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine?”

•     Houston Public Library: “Images of Jazz”


•     Dougherty Arts Center, Austin: “Houston with Love: Reaping and Sowing”

•     Tisch Scholl of the Arts, The Photo Center Gallery, New York: “America: Another Perspective”


•     Texas Southern University, Houston: “African-American Photographers of the Southwest 1950-1984”

Grants and Awards


•     Annual “Perspectives in African-American Art” commission by Seagram’s Gin


•     Second Prize: “Texas Art Celebration ‘92” Assistance League of Houston


•     First Place, Black and White, ADA Photographic First Annual Competition


•     Cultural Arts Council of Houston Visual Artist’s Grant: “Art in Community



Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth, TX

Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

LaSalle Bank Photography Collection

Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany

Gernsheim Collection, Lugano, Switzerland

Kashmere Gardens Library, Houston, TX

Texas Southern University, Hosuton, TX

Texaco, U.S.A., Houston, TX

Elisha Johnson Center for the Aged, Houston, TX

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, UT, Austin, TX

Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA

Selected Publications


•     American Photo Magazine: “Living with Photographs"


•     Smithsonian American Art Museum Catalogue "African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond." Text by Richard J. Powell and Virginia Mecklenburg. Co-published with Rizzoli, 2012


•     Texas Highways Magazine: “Ethnic Cultures in Texas”


•     Center Quarterly: “Family of Man Revisited”


•     Houston Press: Sisters: Photography by Earlie Hudnall, Jr. by Bill Minutaglio

     The Informer and Texas Freeman: “Local Photographer Rem3mber Martin

Luther King


•     New York Magazine: “Alfred Stieglitz Sees through the Trees While Eleven Photographers Hang Out in Harlem”

•     Newsday: Home: “There’e No Place Like It”


•     Houston Metropolitan Magazine: “Unsung heroes

•     SPOT/Houston Center for Photography: “Profile”


•     Black Photographers: An Illustrated bio-Bibliography, 1940-1987, by Deborah Willis-Thomas, Garland Publishing, New York, NY


•     Invisible Houston, by Robert D. Bullard, Texas A&M University Press; Photographs by Earlie Hudnall, Jr.


•     Harvard Architecture Review, Rizzoli International Pub; Photography by Earlie Hudnall,                     Jr.

•     Houston Post Magazine: “On Being Black in Houston; Photography by Earlie Hudnall, Jr.

•     Houston Chronicle, Texas Magazine: “Houston’s Baddest Street; Photography by Earlie Hudnall, Jr.

•     TSU Library Catalogue: “The Permanent Collection of Traditional African Art,” Text by John Biggers, Photography by Earlie Hudnall, Jr., Intercollegiate Press,


Video/Film/Television Projects


•     Still Photography, “Jason’s Lyric” Production

•     Houston Channel 26, KUHF: “Coffee with Earlie Hudnall, Jr.”


•     Houston Channel 11, KHOU: “Images and Realities”


•     Houston Channel 20, KTRH Artist Showcase: “Images of the Wards”


•     Houston Channel 26, JUHF: Black Voices, Interview with Sonceriah Messiah


•     Houston Channel 2, KPRC: Dan O’Roark interview on location, “Fourth Ward”


•     Houston Channel 13, KTRK: Diana Fallis interview

Gallery Representation: Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, Texas

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