Sol Y Cuba, Old Havana, looking north from Alberto Rojas's 1951 Plymouth, Havana,
May 23, 1998
Presentation by Alex Harris
Thursday, February 21, 2008, 7:00 PM
Woodbridge Campus Theater, Northern Virginia
Alex Harris is a photographer, writer, editor, and professor at Duke University
where he has taught for over three decades. He is a graduate of Yale
University and a founder of The Center for Documentary Studies and
of DoubleTake Magazine. Harris is known particularly for his photographs
of Eskimo villages in Alaska, the Hispanic Southwest, and Cuba. His
photographic work is represented in major museum collections including
the Museum of Modern Art in New York, J. Paul Getty Museum in Los
Angeles, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His awards include
a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography, a Rockefeller Foundation
Humanities Fellowship and a Lyndhurst Prize. Harris has published
twelve books, including River of Traps (1990) a finalist for the
Pulitzer Prize in non-fiction, and most recently, The Idea of Cuba
At Northern Virginia Community College Harris will talk about and
show images from many of his photographic projects, culminating
with his most recent work in Cuba, and discuss what he has learned
over the years as a documentary photographer.
View Alex Harris web site.
To view a podcast of the Alex Harris lecture click here, then click on "Click Here to Launch iTunes U" and scroll down to the NOVA Community section.