L Kasimu Harris. "Always Looking Out"

L Kasimu Harris. "Always Looking Out"

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Value: $2,500
Item #: 25
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Archival pigment print, 13 x 20," Artist Proof, 2009, signed, framed.
 
"Always Looking Out" was taken on St. Joseph Night in Central City, New Orleans. Harry G., a Spy Boy, is pictured.

Silent auction item: auction closes Saturday, December 15th, noon.

ABOUT L. KASIMU HARRIS: L. Kasimu Harris is a storyteller who uses writing, photography and video to push the narrative. He’s a New Orleans native who has participated in 20 group exhibitions across America, two abroad and three solo photography exhibitions. In 2016, his most recent show, “L. Kasimu,” at Warehouse Gallery in Red Hook, marked Harris’ New York exhibition debut. In 2015, he was in both "The Rising" and "Louisiana Contemporary"exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and garnered coverage in The New York Times, NPR and other publications. His work was also featured in "Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculinity," curated by Shantrelle P. Lewis, a traveling exhibition with the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago that has had stops in San Francisco, Miami and London. In 2017, Lewis and the Aperture Foundation published Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style, in which Harris is included both as an artist and as a subject.   

Harris’ work modulates between photojournalism, documenting culture and constructed realities, all in an effort to tell stories of underrepresented communities in New Orleans and beyond. He created "Parish Chic," a style column for the Oxford American and has been published in Yahoo Food, Southern Living, The FADER and The Bitter Southerner. Most recently, a feature he wrote for Edible New Orleans was selected for the book “Best Food Writing 2016.”

Harris graduated with a B.B.A. in entrepreneurship from Middle Tennessee State University and earned an 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.
Donated By: L Kasimu Harris