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 his photographic images were featured in a mural displayed on several storefronts along the N Street side of the DC Convention Center.  He was commissioned to participate in the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities campaign: “Capital Couture” (2012). The Washington Post Magazine (January 21, 2017)  ran a series of candid photographs shot by Mr. Harris  titled "The Secret Life of Commuters".  

Don is a self-taught photographer whose preference is to produce images that reveal substance and character rather 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 the most, and is influenced by, is Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Gordon Parks, Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, and Yousuf Karsh.

Don has contributed with such editorial clients and publications as The Washington Post Magazine,  The Center Magazine, Washington City Paper, SWERV Magazine,, and others.

Don Harris currently lives in Washington DC and works full-time for the Federal government.  His journey, passion and avocation continues to be making pictures for clients and himself.

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