Christopher R. Harris Statement

Artist Statement
For more than a quarter of a century I documented the American South, Mexico and Central America for publications worldwide. All the while I was based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Black and white was the medium of the times…color reproduction had not yet become universal. And that was just fine with me. Being a documentary photographer all I needed was a camera, lens and Tri-X film; and to be at the right place to let photographs happen.

The photographs shown here were often overlooked for the publication market, but were always favorites of mine.

As a sidebar, only one of these photographs has been cropped. It is the only image I have ever cropped after shooting. All the rest are full-frame…composed only once; in the camera.

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