Professor Christopher R. Harris
Department of Electronic Media Communication
College of Mass Communication
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Last Updated: April, 2015
MS 1991 University of Alabama, Journalism
BFA 1969 Rochester Institute of Technology
1986-87: Director/Cinematographer-Morrison Productions, New Orleans, La.
1981-83: Photo Editor/Photographer-Gambit newspaper, New Orleans, La.
1977-79: Photo Editor/Photographer-Figaro newspaper, New Orleans, La.
1970-79: Photographer, New Orleans Saints N.F.L. team.
1970-72: Director of Photography, Living Magazine, New Orleans, La.
1969-to present: Freelance photographer, (See attached list of clients). Worf has primarily involved editorial photography, whether for commercial, advertising, industrial or editorial usage. Since 1969 over 2,000 assignments have been completed for major publications and corporations worldwide. Major photojournalism clients have been Time, Newsweek and the New YorkTimes. (Specialties in commercial photography include Annual Reports, Advertising, Architectural, and Commercial Industrial Photography.)
Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Forbes, Discover, Sports Illustrated,
Life, Esquire, People, Geo, Playboy, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones,
Venture, McCalls, Redbook, G.Q., Better Homes and Gardens,
Portfolio, The New York Times, American Photographer, Associated
Press, United Press International, Bunte, Stern, Der Spiegel, Epoca,
Paris Match, Manchete, The Sunday Times of London, Time-Life
Books, Encyclopedia Brittanica, Doubleday, Random House, McGraw-Hill, Gruner + Jahr, Prentice-Hall, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and more.
Shell Oil, Texaco, Conoco, Exxon, Chevron, IBM, Air France, Delta
Airlines, Holiday Inns of America, Yamaha Motorcycles, Xerox
Corp., CBS, NBC, ABC, Home Box Office, Bob Hope Enterprises,
Ford Foundation, American Bar Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce,
National Football League, Minolta Camera Corporation,
Photojournalism represented through offices worldwide by Gamma/Liaison Agency (now part of the Getty Images collection).
Stock photography represented in thirty-two countries by Painet Stock
Agency and Super Stock International agenciey.
Fine art photography represented by A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans and Richter Gallery of Photography, Nashville.
Continued Intellectual Development in Area of Specialization,
Including Refereed and Invited Presentations:
*See research section for refereed papers and other documentation of continued intellectual development.
“Finding Images: Understanding Licensing and Using the Public Domain” Text and Academic Authors, National Convention, Las Vegas, NV, June, 2008
“Locating Photographs and Obtaining Permission Rights for use in Textbooks.” Text And Academic Authors, National Convention, St. Petersburg, Fl., April, 2004
"A report on Racial Diversity in Visual Journalists in the News Industry," Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, National Convention, Miami, FL, Aug. 2002. Invited Panelist, and presenter.
"A report on a survey dealing with the transition to digital technology in photojournalism programs accredited by ACEJMC," Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, National Convention, Washington, DC, Aug. 2001. Invited Panelist, and presenter.