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Curriculum Vita

 

Christopher R. Harris

PO Box 28

Rockvale,TN 37153 

 

 

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.

               Fine art photography represented by A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans .

    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:

 

“Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story,” Rick Bragg, Harper-Collins, New York, 2015 Creative

“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 Creative

           “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

 

Journal Publications

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

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

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

          “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:

 

          “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  publication of the National Press Photographers Association, January,  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.

          “Providing for the Future,”SixShooters, Region 6 publication of the  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:

 

          2016               Detroit Museum of New Art, “Detroit Biennale,” Detroit, October,  (Group Show)

          2016               Van derPlas Gallery, “Anthology: 2016,”New York City, August, (Group Show

          2014-15          Historic New Orleans CollectionStudio, Street, Self: Portrait Photographs from The Historic New Orleans Collection,”, New Orleans, December-February (Group Show)

           2014               The MultiMedia Museum of Moscow, “Louisiana Photography,” Moscow, June 2014 (Group Show"

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

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

           2012               Ogden Muserum of Southern Art, “Currents,” November 2012, New Orleans, (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          A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans Photography  Fellowship Group Show; New Orleans (Exhibition)

          1984               Arts Council of New Orleans, New Orleans Museum of Art;  “Seldom Seen:  Portraits from Private Collections,” group show  (Exhibition)

          1981               New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, Annual Exhibit; New Orleans (Exhibition)

          1980               A Gallery for Fine Photography, group show; New Orleans  (Exhibition)

          1980-82          New Orleans Museum of Art, Documentary Photography; two-year traveling exhibit in Central and South America, U.S.I.A. sponsor (Exhibition)

          1979               New Orleans Museum of Art, Documentary Photography;  two prints purchased for permanent collection, New Orleans  (Exhibition)

          1978               New Orleans Museum of Art, Biennial, New Orleans (Exhibition, Purchase Award)

          1977               A Gallery for Fine Photography, One-Man Show; New Orleans  (Exhibition)

          1976               New Orleans Museum of Art, Biennial, New Orleans (Exhibition, Purchase Award)

          1974               New Orleans Museum of Art, One-Man Show; “Natchez: A Pilgrimage” (Exhibition)

          1971-74          National Football League Hall of Fame, Canton, OH (Exhibition)

          1965               Lausanne, Switzerland (Exhibition, PhotoEurop)

          1965               Paris, France (Exhibition, PhotoEurop)

           1965              Brussels, Belgium (Exhibition, PhotoEurop)

 

 

 

 

 

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