Andrew Feiler's newest book of photography, A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools that Changed America, was recently published by the University of Georgia Press. A photography best-seller, the book is in its third printing.
The traveling exhibition of A Better Life for Their Children is on view at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta through December 19, 2021. It will open at the Charlotte Museum of History on January 13, 2022.
Work from A Better Life for Their Children was selected as a finalist for Photo Israel's Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography.
Selected media for A Better Life for Their Children:
Wall Street Journal, The 4,978 Schools that Changed America, 2021
Smithsonian, Inside the Rosenwald Schools, 2021
Architect, The Architecture of Rosenwald Schools, 2021
CBS This Morning, Impact of Rosenwald Schools, 2021
Georgia Public Broadcasting, Political Rewind, Interview, 2021
Andrew Feiler has joined the Advisory Council of the campaign to create the Julius Rosenwald & Rosenwald Schools National Historical Park. Soon to be the first national park to honor a Jewish American.
A Better Life for Their Children was named a Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 portfolio for 2020.
A Better Life for Their Children was part of Photoville's international outdoor exhibition The Fence displayed in eleven cities in the United States and Canada, 2020-2021.
Composer Doug Hooker crafted a symphonic suite inspired by an earlier body of Andrew Feiler's photography. The world premiere of the musical composition Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color was held at the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis in 2019. This work was the first movement of an eventual full symphony about the role of education in the rise of the African American community. Hooker has now completed the remaining two movements to create a full symphony. The second movement is about the Rosenwald schools collaboration. The full symphony will premiere in Atlanta in 2022.