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Gallery Talk and Book Signing  with Alex Harris
Wednesday, October 25, 5:30 – 7 pm
Along with a gallery talk of the exhibition Near and Far,  Alex Harris and Margaret Sartor will be signing copies of Dream of a House: The Passions and Preoccupations of Reynolds Price.
Talk begins at 6:15.

Outside the Ballpark, Durham, North Carolina, June 2013 by Alex Harris

Upcoming:    John Beerman    Maya Freelon Asante    Thomas Sayre    Beverly McIver

Near and Far, photographs by Alex Harris, opens at Craven Allen Gallery on Saturday,  September 30, with a reception from 5 to 7 pm, and continues  through November 4.

The opening is a featured event of the Click! Photography Festival.

For over forty years,  nationally known photographer Alex Harris has photographed across the American South, and in locations as disparate as the Inuit villages of Alaska, the streets of Havana, the fish markets of Mumbai, and the Hispanic settlements of northern New Mexico. Now Harris has selected photographs – some well-known and others that haven’t been widely seen – that are especially meaningful to him from across his body of work. In this exhibit, Harris also explores the various ways he’s approached and thought about the idea of distance as a photographer.

Alex Harris is a founder of the Center for Documentary Studies and of DoubleTake Magazine. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography, a Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship, and a Lyndhurst Prize. Harris’ work is represented in major photographic collections, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the North Carolina Museum of Art. His photographs have been exhibited widely, including exhibitions at the International Center of Photography in New York and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

On commission from the High Museum in Atlanta, Harris is currently photographing on independent movie sets across the South.

As a photographer and editor, Harris has published seventeen books, most recently in September of 2017, Dream of a House: The Passions and Preoccupations of Reynolds Price, which he and co-editor Margaret Sartor will be signing in the gallery.  Photographs from the book are currently on  view at the Rubenstein Photography Gallery at Duke University.   Alex Harris is represented by Ann Stewart Fine Art.

Through November 4



Opening Reception Photos by William Rogers! View them here:

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