Alex Harris


Atlanta, GA

Now resides in Durham, North Carolina.


Yale University, graduated 1971

Teaching Positions

Taught Documentary Photography at Duke University before co-founding their Center for Documentary Studies program which he directed for eight years.

He is currently Professor of the Practice of Public Policy and Documentary Studies at Duke. Within the Center for Documentary Studies, he is the Creative Director of the Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program. 

Selected Collections

 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.


Two exhibitions at the International Center of Photography in New York. 


Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography

Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship

Lyndhurst Prize.