The Reverend (ref 95)
Exhibition poster from James Perry Walker’s ‘The Preacher and his Congregation’ collection shown at Side Gallery 14 July-8 September 2007. (A2 594mm x 420mm)
For six years, from 1976 until Reverend Louis Cole’s death in 1981, James Perry Walker documented the preacher’s Black Baptist circuit, his congregations and the roads he travelled.
‘Although not a politically oriented man, Reverend Cole was active in areas he considered important: visiting the sick, aiding the needy, counseling the troubled, trying to live an exemplary life’ (from the introduction of ‘The Reverend’ book, University of Mississippi 2006)