Christopher Harris

(1945–)

During two decades (1969-1989) of New Orleans-based photojournalism, Christopher Harris covered a vast array of subjects, from the KKK to the NAACP, from governors to Tennessee Williams. This 1970 work is entitled "Elegant Impressions." Learn more »

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Based in New Orleans from 1969 to 1989, Christopher R. Harris worked as a prolific freelance photojournalist, capturing dynamic, striking black-and-white images for numerous publications, including Time, The New York Times, Figaro, and Sports Illustrated. His subject matter is impressively varied, ranging from NAACP meetings to Ku Klux Klan gatherings, from governors’ mansions to bohemian music festivals. During his time in New Orleans, Harris was able to gain access to a number of American icons, including such literary lights as Alice Walker, Tennessee Williams, and Walker Percy, as well as musical stars such as the Neville Brothers and Professor Longhair.

 

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Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. "Christopher Harris." In KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana, edited by David Johnson. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 2010–. Article published September 12, 2012. http://www.knowla.org/entry/1271/&view=summary.

MLA Style

Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. "Christopher Harris." KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana. Ed. David Johnson. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 12 Sept 2012. Web. 22 Jan. 2017.

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