Sean Alonzo Harris

Sean Alonzo Harris is an editorial, commercial, and fine art photographer concentrating on narrative and environmental portraiture. Over the past 25 years his work has been included in a range of national publications, advertising campaigns and exhibitions. In these varied contexts Harris’s work focuses on human experience and identity, and examines how individuals visualize themselves and how they are portrayed. His images bear witness to often invisible or overlooked members of our communities, and create portraits that provide a counterimage and narrative of self worth and personal agency.

Harris has also received critical acclaim for his fine art work. Recently, he was awarded a Kindling Fund grant from Space Gallery and the Warhol Foundation for his project, Visual Tensions. This collaborative photographic project and community dialog pairs people of color with members of law enforcement. Harris will create photographic portraits as a means to confront and question cultural and racial assumptions, stereotypes and fears. He has also been selected for the 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial.