MOAH:CEDAR Love, Peace and Equality Exhibit
MOAH:CEDAR to showcase Civil Rights Era Photographer W. Kenneth Coleman
Love, Peace and Equality Exhibit
MOAH:CEDAR announces its newest exhibition by Civil Rights era photographer W. Kenneth Coleman. Coleman’s Love, Peace and Equality exhibit will open Saturday, January 14, 2017, with a reception from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Opening in conjunction with this year’s MLK Day of Service, the Love, Peace and Equality exhibit features photographs from Coleman’s legacy project. The collection will remain open to the public and on display at MOAH:CEDAR through March 4, 2017.
MOAH:CEDAR, located at 44857 Cedar Avenue, is open Thursday through Sunday, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.lancastermoah.org or call
A Lancaster resident, Coleman is a freelance photojournalist with a career that spans more than 50 years. He first became interested in this medium as a direct result of his older brother’s photograpy studio, which ignited a passion in him that continues to this day. During his service in the U.S. Air Force, Coleman studied at the U.S. Air Force Photography School, learning skills which would benefit both his military and private professional careers. He went on to further his education by receiving certifications from Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, the Winona School of Professional Photography, and the University of Minnesota. His work has been published in Ebony magazine, as well as many other articles and publications.
Coleman’s most successful and influential endeavor has been his Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. legacy project, which he began in 1978. For more than 30 years, he recorded the history of major figures such as Coretta Scott King, Jesse Jackson and Rosa Parks. However, much of his attention focused on the lives of ordinary people and how they have been affected by the legacy of Dr. King.