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Teenie Harris Photography

Start Date: 3/25/2013
End Date: 5/24/2013

Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 6:00 PM

Location Info:
Robert W. Woodruff Library

Event Information:
Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story exhibit, a groundbreaking retrospective of works by African American photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris (1908-1998) is currently open at the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library. On loan from Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art, the exhibit is making its premiere in the South and is sponsored by PNC Bank. On display through May 24, 2013, this photographic exhibition of noted photojournalist Charles “Teenie” Harris poetically captures African American life from Jim Crow through the civil rights eras in Pittsburgh, PA. Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story features selections of Harris’s most striking and historically significant images. The photographs—made in his studio and for the Pittsburgh Courier—chronicle the Pittsburgh community throughout the Jim Crow and civil rights eras. Harris captured the poetry of everyday life of African Americans during the period and extraordinary people who shaped the 20th century, such as baseball star Jackie Robinson and leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy. For more information, call 404-978-2114 or go to www.auctr.edu.