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Curriculum Vita

 

 

 

 

Professor Christopher R. Harris

Department of Electronic Media Communication

College of Mass Communication

Middle Tennessee State University

Bx X-010

Murfreesboro, TN 37132

615-898-2841

crharris@mtsu.edu

Last Updated: April, 2015 

 

 

Education:

            MS                                                  1991 University of Alabama, Journalism

            BFA                                                1969     Rochester Institute of Technology

 

           

Professional Experience:

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.)

 

 

 

 

Major Clients:

 

Print:

         

               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.

 

 

Corporate:

               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,

               and more.

 

          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.

 

          "Ethical Dilemmas for the Visual Journalist," Society for News Design,    Regional meeting, MTSU, Lecture and Presentation. April, 2001

 

          "Ethical Dilemmas for the Visual Journalist," The Center for Practical Ethics, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana. Lecture and presentation. Nov.      2000. Invited

 

Photographing Tennessee Williams,” The Tennessee Williams Literary Festival/Scholars Conference, New Orleans. Photographic presentation and lecture.  March, 2000. Invited.

 

          The Ethical Documentarian and New Technologies,” AEJMC National  Convention, August1999, New Orleans. Visual Communication and History Divisions Teaching Panel Session: “Teaching Documentary Photography:Beyond Photojournalism.” Invited panelist.

 

Through the Camera’s Eye: A One-Day Workshop for Print and Broadcast    Photojournalists,” Poynter Institute for Media Studies, St. Petersburg, FL, May 8, 1999.  Panelist on “A Conversation About Trends in Photojournalism,” and panelist on “Hot Topics in Press Law and Ethics.” Invited

 

          Digital Imaging and the Future,” Honors Lecture, Middle Tennessee State University, November, 1998. Invited

         

          Digital Photography: Can You Believe What You See?” Exchange  Club of Murfreesboro, TN, July, 1998. Invited

 

          The Lanham Act and Visual Communicators,” Copyright Society of the South, Nashville, TN, January 1997, presentor. Invited

 

Digital Sampling—Law/Ethics,” International Television Association            Education Symposium, Murfreesboro, TN, November, 1994, panelist. Invited

 

          Photographically Correct,” Center for Communication, New York, N.Y., October, 1994, panelist. Invited

 

Photography in the Age of Computerization,” Journalism Day, College of      Mass Communication, MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN, September 1994. Invited

 

          Legal Protection for the Photographer in the Age of Computer-driven Digital  Imagery,” Electronic Photojournalism Workshop 5, National Press Photographers Association, Fort Collins, CO, September, 1993, invited      

 

          Copyright and Lanham Act in the Age of Digital Imagery,” Electronic  Photojournalism Workshop 4, National Press Photographers Association, Colonial Williamsburg, VA., September, 1992, invited

 

          The Computer Manipulation and Creation of Video and Audio: Assessing the Downside,” presenter, The Annenberg Washington Program,                   Communications Policy Studies Northwestern University, Washington, D.C.  December, 1991. Invited

         

          Legal and Ethical Concerns With Computerization of News Images,” Computer Seminar, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN,  October, 1991. Invited

 

          Protocol,” editor, presented at the Annual Convention of the National Press  Photographers Association, Washington, July, 1991. Invited

 

          Mass Media Ethics in the Information Age,” Chaired Photojournalism panel on “New Directions in Photojournalism,” Association for Education in Journalism and Society of Professional Journalists joint conference,  University of Alabama, March 1990. Invited

 

          Nightmares of Copyright and Fair Use in the Digital Age,” law paper, “Mass Media Ethics in the Information Age,” Association for Education in Journalism and Society of Professional Journalists joint conference, University of Alabama, March 1990. Invited

 

          Bridging the Morality Gap: Doing Newsroom Ethics,” Panelist, Society of Professional Journalists 1990 National Convention, Louisville, October,  1990. Invited.

 

Conferences:

 

Through the Camera’s Eye: A One-Day Workshop for Print and Broadcast Photojournalists,” Poynter Institute for Media Studies, St. Petersburg, FL, May 8, 1999, Panelist on “A conversation About Trends in Photojournalism,” and panelist on “Hot Topics in Press Law and Ethics.” Invited

 

          Photographically Correct,” Center for Communication, New York, N.Y., October, 1994, panelist. Invited

 

          Electronic Photojournalism Workshop 5, National Press Photographers Association, Fort Collins, CO, September, 1993.                                

         

          Electronic Photojournalism Workshop, Edition Four , National Press                  Photographers Association, Colonial Williamsburg, VA.,                       September,1992.

 

          Electronic Photojournalism Workshop, Edition Three, National Press                                 Photographers Association, Tempe, Septimber, 1991

 

          Photojournalism Ethics: Manipulating Reality, The Poynter Institute for                             Media Studies, St. Petersburg, February, 1991

 

          Electronic Photojournalism Workshop, Edition Two, National Press                                   Photographers Association, Tempe, November, 1990

 

          Digital ‘90, Electronic Imaging Conference, National Press Photographers

          Association, Washington, D.C., February, 1990

                                                                                                           

 

Research/Publication:

Books:

 

“Visual Journalism,” with co-author Paul Martin Lester; (Boston: Allyn & Bacon, January, 2002).

 

          “Protocol,” editor,   Durham, N.C.: National Press Photographers Assn,1991.

 

          “A Bullfrog at Cafe DuMonde,” with co-author Brod Bagert; New Orleans, La.:Julia House Publishing Co., 1986.

 

          “Dulce’s Revenge,” (a novel) Philadelphia: Xlibris Press, 2000

 

Book side-bars and essays/photographs, photographs used in films:

 

“Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth,” Kali Films, Ltd., London, Priemier June, 2013, (will be shown on PBS nationally in Fall, 2013)

 

          "Mississippians II," Nautilus Publishing, Oxford, MS 2012. Creative

         

          "Walker Percy: A Documentary," Directed by Win Riley, Win Riley Films, New   Orleans, 2011, Shown on PBS nationwide Fall, 2011

 

          “Mississippians,” Nautilus Publishing, Oxford, MS, 2010. Creative

         

          “Tennessee Williams and the South,” by Kenneth Holditch and Richard   Leavitt, University Press of Mississippi, April, 2002. Creative

 

          “Photojournalism,” in Media Culture by Richard Campbell; St. Martin’s Press,                  2d., 3d and continuing editions 2000, 2002, 2003,2004,2005, 2007, 2009

 

          "Photographic Perception: The Myth of the Thousand Words," Essay in   instructor's    manual for Harris and Lester's Visual Journalism A Guide for New         Media Professionals, Boston:Allyn & Bacon, 2002

 

          "The Dependent Abuser: Time-Life Strikes Again," Essay in instructor's   manual for Harris and Lester's Visual Journalism A Guide for New Media     Professionals, Boston:Allyn & Bacon, 2002

 

            Article on Text and Academic Authors web site: "National Geographic      called mean-spirited, short-sighted in e-rights appeal," September, 2001

          http://taa.winona.msus.edu/TAA/BRIEFS/01/09sepAA.html

 

 

Journal Publications: 

          please note: publications are research and/or creative, as designated

 

         

          “A Louisiana Portfolio,” Louisiana Cultural Vistas, Summer 2007,pp. 80-91

         

          “I Was Binx Bolling,” Garden & Gun, Summer 2007, pp.42-43

 

          “The Illustrated American,”Visual Communication Quarterly, Winter 1999, November, 1999.  Research

 

          “Southern Quarterly,Cover, Winter, 1999. Creative

 

          The Tennessee Williams Annual Review,” Cover, Vol.2, Nov. 1999. Creative

         

          “A Decisive Moment in Bohemia: Photographing Tennessee Williams in New Orleans,” 4Tennessee Williams Literary Journal1,15-24,14, 30, 80, (Winter, 1997- released Summer, 1998). Research and Creative

 

          The Tennessee Williams Annual Review,” Premiere Issue, Cover, 1998.            Creative

 

          “Tennessee Williams in New Orleans, 1977,” 3Tennessee Williams Literary Journal 2, 4, (Fall, 1995). Creative

 

          The Historic New Orleans Collection Quarterly XIII (1): Cover, 4, 1995.                            Creative

 

          “Manipulation of Photographs and the Lanham Act,” 16Communication and                     The Law1, 31, (1994). Research

 

          “The Halftone and American Magazine Reproduction 1880-1900,”  17History of              Photography1, 77 (1993), Oxford, England. Research

 

          “Effects of Perspective and Angle Manipulations in Portrait Photographs on                the Attribution of Traits to Depicted Persons,” co-authored with Dolf                                                                                               Zillmann and Karla Schweitzer, MedienPsychologie,  Jg.5 (1993), Heft 2,                                  103, Wiesbaden, Germany. Research      

 

          “Free-Lance Photojournalism in a Digital World: Copyright, Lanham Act and

          Droit Moral Considerations Plus a Sui Generis Solution,” co-authored with                   Don Tomlinson, 45 (U.C.L.A.) Federal  Communications Law Journal 1,1                                                                           (1992). Research

         

          “Digitization and Manipulation of News Photographs,” 6Journal of Mass Media

          Ethics3, 164  (1991). Research

 

Refereed Presentations:

 

          Photojournalism and New Technologies: A Loss of Veracity,” Southeast                      Colloquium, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass                                                                                                                Communications, Magazine Division, New Orleans, March, 1998. Refereed

 

          Free-Lance Photojournalism in a Digital World: Copyright, Lanham Act and

          Droit Moral Considerations Plus a Sui Generis Solution,” co-authored with                   Don Tomlinson, Southwest Symposium, Arkansas State University,                                                                                        Jonesboro, Arkansas, October, 1992. Refereed

 

The Lanham Act and Copyright: Application vis a vis Computer Manipulation of Photographic Imagery,”  AEJMC national convention, refereed, Montreal  Canada, August, 1992. Refereed

         

          Effects of Perspective and Angle Manipulations in Portrait Photographs on the Attribution of Traits to Depicted Persons,” co-authored with Dolf          Zillmann and Karla Schweitzer, AEJMC national convention , Montreal Canada, August, 1992. Refereed

 

          The Halftone and Magazine Reproduction in the United States: From   1880-1900,”  American Journalism Historians Annual Convention, Couer

d’ Alene, Idaho, October, 1990. Refereed

 

Trade Publications:

 

          Many photographs per year are licensed for use in publications, books, and other media by my agents.  While tear-sheets are not available, a full accounting of these sales is on hand for review.

 

          Tennessee Williams in New Orleans,Shots Magazine, Spring, 2013

 

          Web Page Tools: Shareware Options,”SixShooters, Region 6 publication of the

          National Press Photographers Association, First Quarter, 1997, 28.

 

          Protocols: A Method for Ethical Decision Making,”SixShooters, Region 6 February, March, 1995, 13.

 

          Designing Your First Web Site,” SixShooters, Region 6 publication of the  National Press Photogaphers Association, September-October, 1994,9.

 

          Paying Homage in Natchez,”  Reckon 1 (3): 62-63, 1995.

 

          Natchez: A Personal Pilgrimage,”  Reckon 1 (3): 66-71, 1995.

 

          Fish Gotta Swim, But First...” Tennessee Wildlife, Jan.-Feb. 1994, 24-25.

 

National Press Photographers Association, September-October, 1994, 9.

 

          It’s the Ethics, Stupid!,” SixShooters, Region 6 publication of the  National Press Photographers Association, July-August, 1994, 19.

 

          Software for the Mobile Computer,” SixShooters, Region 6 publication of the National Press Photographers Association, May-June, 1994, 23.

 

          What They Look For: An Examination of the NPPA TV Awards,” with co- author Larry Bradshaw SixShooters,  Region 6 publication of the National Press Photographers Association, May-June, 1993, 16.

 

Privacy: A Concern for Photographers,” SixShooters, Region 6 publication of    the National Press Photographers Association, March-April, 1993, 25.

 

          An Overview of Copyright Law,” SixShooters, Region 6 publication of the  National Press Photographers Association, January-February, 1993, 12.

 

          The Copyright Notice,” SixShooters, Region 6 publication of the National Press Photographers Association, November-December, 1992, 14.  

         

          Why, When And How To Copyright A Photograph,” SixShooters, Region 6 publication of the National Press Photographers Association, September- October, 1992, 19.

 

          A Question of Law,” SixShooters, Region 6 publication of the National Press Photographers Association, July-August, 1992.

 

          Use of New Technologies Brings Need for New Contracts Outlining Rights,”News Photographer Magazine, March, 1992, 29.

 

Ouch! Crunch go the players. Click go the cameras.,” Camera 35,      November, 1970, 32-35.

 

Honors, Awards, Photographic Exhibitions:

 

         2015              Middle Tennessee State University, College of Mass                                                   Communication, “Faculty Show,” May-September,Baldwin                                             Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN (Group Show)

 

          2015               Allegany Arts Council, Allegany National Photographic Competition & Exhibition,  “Selections from the Competition,” April, 2015, Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD (Referee Group Show)

 

          2014-15       Historic New Orleans Collection, “Studio, Street, Self:  Portrait Photographs from The Historic New Orleans Collection,” Dec. 2014-April 2015, New Orleans (Group Show)

 

          2014           Multimedia Museum, “Louisiana Photographs,” Moscow, July 2014 (refereed show)

 

          2013               Ogden Museum, “Louisiana Contemporary Photography,” New Orleans, July 2013 (Refereed Group Show)

 

          2013               Houston Center for Photography, “31st Annual Members Juried Show,” Houston, July 2013 (Refereed Group Show)

 

         2012          Ogden Muserum of Southern Art, “Currents,” November 2012, New Orleans, (Refereed Group Show)                                                                                                                                             

     2010      Esmond-Wright Gallery, “A Day with Tennessee Williams,”                                October 2010, Provincetown, Mass. (One man show)

 

          2008            Richter Gallery, “Gallery Member Show,” October 2008, Nashville, TN (Group Exhibit)

 

2007                Barrister’s Gallery, “SuperNova Show,” October 2007, New Orleans  (Exhibition)

 

          2000             A Gallery for Fine Photography, “Twenty-Five Year Retrospective                                Show,” November 2000, New Orleans (Exhibition)

 

          1997               Fido Gallery, “Christopher R. Harris: Photographs From a                                  Bohemian Life” Retrospective Show, Nashville, January                                                                                                                        (Exhibition)

 

          1996               Shooting Star Gallery, “Christopher R. Harris: Photographs From a Bohemian Life” Retrospective Show, New Orleans, November, (Exhibition) 

 

          1996               Shooting Star Gallery, “The Next Frame,” New Orleans, May,

                                 (Exhibition-Purchase)

 

          1995               Maine Photographic Workshops, chosen as one of one hundred best photographers from over 1500 entrants, Rockport, Me.

 

          1994              Historic New Orleans Collection, “The Last Frontier of Bohemia:                                 Tennessee Williams in New Orleans,” New Orleans (Exhibition-- Purchase)

 

          1993               Lowe Gallery, one man show, New Orleans (Exhibition)

 

          1992               Middle Tennessee State University Photo Gallery, “Faculty                                  Exhibit,” Murfreesboro, Tennessee (Exhibition)

 

          1991               President’s Medal, National Press Photographers Association,

                                 “for meritous service to the organization,” July, 1991

         

          1989               New Orleans Museum of Art, “Tennessee Williams in

                                  New Orleans,” New Orleans (Exhibition)

 

          1985-87      

 
 
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