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Oraien Catledge: 1928 – 2015

January 28, 2015

It is with sadness we pass along the news of the passing of Oraien Catledge.

Brief Biographical Information:
Oraien Catledge was born in Sumner, Mississippi, in 1928, and came to his photographer’s vocation near the end of a long career as a social worker in the state of Mississippi, and as an advocate for the blind throughout the South.

Although principally a photographer of people, Catledge’s sensuous, fastidious black and white work documents the landscapes and cityscapes of Mississippi and New Orleans, as well as imagining and recording the insular, working-class lives of the Cabbagetown neighborhood in center-city Atlanta, the signal achievement upon which his considerable reputation rests. (Excerpt from Oraien Catledge Photographs, published by University Press of Mississippi in 2010.)

In August of 2010 Lumière hosted a book signing in conjunction with the publication of Oraien Catledge Photographer.

Below is a video of Oraien produced by Terminus Films, titled Picture Man.

© John Ramspott

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