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Studio based in New Orleans
IG and Twitter: @Visionsandverbs
L. Kasimu Harris’ artistic practice deposits a number of different strategic and conceptual devices in order to push narratives. He has shown in 20 group exhibitions across America, two abroad and four solo photography exhibitions. In summer 2018, Harris’ War on the Benighted series was a part of Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories, a group exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Changing Course was recently named the “Museum Exhibition of the Year” by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
Harris’ work strives to tell stories of underrepresented communities in New Orleans and beyond. Harris’ feature for Edible New Orleans was selected for the book “Best Food Writing 2016.” He has penned a food column for the Bitter Southerner. And his essay, The Dismantling of Southern Photography was recently published in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s catalog, “New Southern Photography.” Harris has images in several publications including Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style, by Shantrelle P. Lewis by Aperture.
Harris holds a B.B.A. in entrepreneurship from Middle Tennessee State University and a M.A. in Journalism from the University of Mississippi. He furthered his studies at the Fellowship for Young Journalists at the Poynter Institute and the Oxford American Summit for Ambitious Writers. He was a 2018 Artist-in-Residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and on is the Board of Trustees at the Ogden Museum of Art. Harris was named one of 8 “Louisianians of the Year” for 2017 by Louisiana Life magazine.
The New York Times, NPR, Vox, HuffPost, Gravy, ESPN’s The Undefeated, The Open Society Foundations
New Orleans Museum of Art, The Wedge Collection (Toronto), Center of Photography at Woodstock (New York), and the NOVO Foundation (New York)