Teenie Harris Photographs: Around the Clock

Teenie Harris Photographs: Around the Clock
June 2–September 3, 2018
Carnegie Museum of Art

Charles “Teenie” Harris worked around the clock. As a photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier, as a freelancer at nightclubs, at his portrait studio, as an artist, he was seemingly everywhere. CMOA’s Teenie Harris Archive contains nearly 80,000 examples of Harris’s tireless practice. Teenie Harris Photographs: Around The Clock collects 25 images that reveal how one individual managed to document the experiences of a community.

For more information, please contact:
Jonathan Gaugler
412.688.8690
gauglerj@cmoa.org

Charles “Teenie” Harris, 'School boys doing headstands on mats in school yard,' c. 1955, black and white: Kodak safety film, Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund

Charles “Teenie” Harris, ‘School boys doing headstands on mats in school yard,’ c. 1955, black and white: Kodak safety film, Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund

Charles “Teenie” Harris, 'Fire fighters battling fire at Flamingo Skating rink, Larimer and Auburn Avenues, East Liberty,' July 1954, black and white: Kodak safety film. Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund

Charles “Teenie” Harris, ‘Fire fighters battling fire at Flamingo Skating rink, Larimer and Auburn Avenues, East Liberty,’ July 1954, black and white: Kodak safety film. Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund

Charles “Teenie” Harris, 'Barbers at work in the Crystal Barber Shop with view of Crawford Grill No. 1 through front door,' c. 1949, black and white: Agfa safety film, Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund

Charles “Teenie” Harris, ‘Barbers at work in the Crystal Barber Shop with view of Crawford Grill No. 1 through front door,’ c. 1949, black and white: Agfa safety film, Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund

Charles “Teenie” Harris, 'Interior of Harris' basement with model train, photographic enlarger, chemical trays, darkroom equipment, 7604 Mulford Street,' c. 1945-1975, black and white: Kodak Safety Film, Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund

Charles “Teenie” Harris, ‘Interior of Harris’ basement with model train, photographic enlarger, chemical trays, darkroom equipment, 7604 Mulford Street,’ c. 1945-1975, black and white: Kodak Safety Film, Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund

Charles “Teenie” Harris, 'Four Jewels band members, Regina Albright on piano, Gloria Bell on bass, Hetty Smith on drums, and Willene Barton on tenor saxophone, posed in Crawford Grill No. 2,' 1954, black and white: Kodak safety film, Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund

Charles “Teenie” Harris, ‘Four Jewels band members, Regina Albright on piano, Gloria Bell on bass, Hetty Smith on drums, and Willene Barton on tenor saxophone, posed in Crawford Grill No. 2,’ 1954, black and white: Kodak safety film, Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund

Charles “Teenie” Harris, 'Ira Vann Harris and Lionel Harris with their dog "Joby" standing in front of parked car, on Mulford Street, Homewood,' c. 1952, black and white: Kodak safety film, Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund

Charles “Teenie” Harris, ‘Ira Vann Harris and Lionel Harris with their dog “Joby” standing in front of parked car, on Mulford Street, Homewood,’ c. 1952, black and white: Kodak safety film, Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Family Fund