“Rhapsody in Black and White”

The photography of Charles “Teenie” Harris documents the life of African Americans over 40 years

By turning his lens on both the mundane and the revolutionary, Charles “Teenie” Harris captured more than fleeting moments. “Rhapsody in Black and White,” on view at Blaffer Gallery, features 31 of more than 80,000 images taken by Harris when he worked at the Pittsburgh Courier from 1936 to 1975 documenting black life in the city. His black-and-white photographs reveal an era wracked by social unrest but alive with a progressive energy. Although many photos feature influential leaders and celebrities, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Duke Ellington and Muhammad Ali, it’s the images of daily life and portraits of locals that are the most touching and telling. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Through August 2. University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Road. For information, call 713–743-9530 or visit www.blaffergallery.org. Free.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: April 25. Continues through Aug. 2, 2008

 
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