Sol Y Cuba, Old Havana, looking north from Alberto Rojas’s 1951 Plymouth, Havana, May 23, 1998
When: Thursday, February 21, 2008, 7:00 PM
Where: Woodbridge campus Theater
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 (2007). 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.