The public is invited to a talk for Artist Lab: Art Meets History in New Mexico with New Orleans-based photographer and writer L. Kasumi Harris. He will speak about how he approaches history in his practice and will share ideas about the role of photography in contemporary culture. Harris continues in the footsteps of Gordon Parks for whom photography was his “choice of weapons against what I hated most about the universe: racism, intolerance, poverty.” Presented in partnership with Kolaj Institute.
L. Kasimu Harris holds a BBA in Entrepreneurship from Middle Tennessee State University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Mississippi. He was a 2020 Joan Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence. His professional clients include The New York Times, NPR, Vox, and HuffPost. His work is in the permanent collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art, The Wedge Collection, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the NOVO Foundation, the Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane University and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.