Photographs by Alex Harris
December 3, 2016 – February 5, 2017
Opening Celebration: Saturday, December 17, 11 am – 1 pm
The art of devotional objects is explored with a series of color photographs by Alex Harris from the collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. In 1972, Harris made a rural Hispanic village high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains his home. For over twenty years, he documented the lives and culture of this Hispanic region. This series of photographs uncovers the many ways sacred images permeate everyday life and how they are intrinsic to the life of a community. This exhibit is presented in conjunction with Modern Devotion: Santos y Santeras.
Alex Harris was raised in the South and lives in Durham, North Carolina. His work is represented in major collections including The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, The North Carolina Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His photographs have been exhibited in numerous museums including two solo exhibitions at the International Center of Photography in New York. He is currently Professor of the Practice of Public Policy and Documentary Studies at Duke University.