Lecture in Photography: Gregory Harris

600 S. Michigan Ave. – Ferguson Lecture Hall

About The Event

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Gregory Harris is the Donald and Marilyn Keough Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He is a specialist in contemporary photography with a particular interest in documentary practice. Since joining the High in 2016, Harris has curated over a dozen exhibitions including A Long Arc: Photography and the American South since 1845, Evelyn Hofer: Eyes on the City, and Look Again: 40 Years of Collecting Photographs as well as solo shows with Thomas Struth, Paul Graham, and Amy Elkins. In 2018, he led the expansion and installation of the Photography Department’s new permanent collection galleries. Harris is currently working on the exhibitions Truth Told Slant, and Kelli Connell: Pictures for Charis. Before joining the High, Harris was the Assistant Curator at the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago and he held curatorial positions in the Photography Department at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Harris has also contributed essays to monographs by Matthew Brandt, Paul D’Amato, Amy Elkins, Jill Frank, and the Metabolic Studio. He earned a BFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago, and an MA in art history from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Lectures in Photography are co-presented by MoCP and the Photography Department of Columbia College Chicago.

Gregory Harris at High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Courtesy of Gregory Harris.