Photographs of African Americans to Be Auctioned to Establish a College Scholarship Fund

The Kamoinge Workshop was a group of photographers formed in New York City in 1963 to encourage more African Americans to enter the field of photography. Now the works of many founding members of the workshop have become highly valued in the art world. Most of the works are photographs of African Americans from the second half of the twentieth century.

Next week a gala reception and art auction will be held in Chicago. Several members of the Kamoinge Workshop have donated some of their works. The proceeds from the auction will be used to establish the Kamoinge-Ferman Scholarship at Columbia College Chicago. The scholarship will provide funds for international study opportunities for a student at the college who has excelled in African-American studies.

The accompanying photograph is by Albert Fennar, who learned the art of photography while in the Air Force in Japan. He now lives in Long Beach, California.

All of the photographs that will be auctioned for the benefit of the Columbia College scholarship fund can be viewed by clicking here.