Born and raised in the Nation’sCapitol, Don Harris is an experienced and published photographer. He has been a part-time assignment and freelance professionalphotographer for over 15 years, collaborating, in various capacities, with abroad range of clients, models, stylists, makeup artists, designers andeditors.
Don has been garnering praise andwinning accolades from his peers and his clients. Although his careerpath began in the pursuit and practice of Architecture, his true love andpassion is photojournalism, although he doesn’t limit himself to that genre. He is equally adept at studio portraiture and candid street photography.
His street photography has been exhibited in a few shows, including the "InvisibleCity" Documentary Photography Exhibit at Docs In Progress (a non-profit organization based inSilver Spring, Md.) and one of his photos was selected by FOTOWEEKDC (2011) publicly exhibited inthe Crystal City Metro (2011) .
In 2012, a series of hisphotographic images were featured in a mural displayed on several storefronts along the NStreet side of the DC Convention Center. He was commissioned toparticipate in the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities campaign: “CapitalCouture” (2012).
Don is a self-taught photographerwhose preference is to produce images that reveal substance and characterrather than impose a voguish style. His non-commercial, personal portraiture work shows a journalistic eye that tries to expose but not exploit the humanityof his subjects. Among those masters of photography that he admires themost, and is influenced by, is Gordon Parks, Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, andYousuf Karsh.
Don has contributed with sucheditorial clients and publications as The Center Magazine, Washington City Paper, SWERVMagazine, Essence.com, and others.
Don Harris currently lives inWashington DC and works full-time for the Federal government. Hisjourney, passion and avocation continues to be making pictures for clients andhimself.