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Speaker change announcement: Naomi Harris!
« on: May 04, 2017, 02:47 PM »
Unfortunately Katie Orlinsky won't be able to make it to speak on Saturday but the great news is that Canadian phenom Naomi Harris is taking the 2 pm spot. See you there!

NAOMI HARRIS is primarily a portrait photographer who seeks out interesting cultural trends to document through her subjects. Personal projects include HADDON HALL in which she photographed the last remaining elderly residents at a hotel in South Beach. For this work she received the 2001 International Prize for Young Photojournalism from Agfa/Das Bildforum, honorable mention for the Yann Geffroy Award, and was a W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography finalist.

For her next project AMERICA SWINGS, she documented the phenomenon of swinging over the course of 5 years (from 2003 to 2008) all over the United States. This project was realized in her first monograph released by TASCHEN in 2008 as a limited collectors edition; a trade edition was released in 2010. Artist Richard Prince interviewed Ms. Harris for the book and it was edited by Dian Hanson.

She recently completed EUSA, which is a reaction to the homogenization of European and American cultures through globalization and Kehrer Verlag is publishing the book, being released in late 2017. It was shortlisted for the Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award in 2016.

Other accolades include being awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography in 2013, a Long-Term Career Advancement Grant from the Canada Council in 2012 and participating in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in 2004. She just completed a road trip around the US with her Shihtzu Maggie coinciding with Trump’s First 100 Days. A recipient of a Canada Council’s New Chapter Grant, she is currently planning on reenacting the fur trader’s route in Ontario by canoe.