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Christopher Harris

Based in New Orleans from 1969 to 1989, Christopher Harris worked as a freelance photojournalist, capturing dynamic, striking black-and-white images.

Christopher Harris

A view inside a tent at the Celebration of Life Rock Festival in McRea, Louisiana.

Based in New Orleans from 1969 to 1989, Christopher R. Harris worked as a prolific freelance photojournalist, capturing dynamic, striking black-and-white images for numerous publications, including Time, The New York Times, Figaro, and Sports Illustrated. His subject matter is impressively varied, ranging from NAACP meetings to Ku Klux Klan gatherings, from governors’ mansions to bohemian music festivals. During his time in New Orleans, Harris was able to gain access to a number of American icons, including such literary lights as Alice Walker, Tennessee Williams, and Walker Percy, as well as musical stars such as the Neville Brothers and Professor Longhair.

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