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Harris, Alex 1949-

Works: 42 works in 136 publications in 4 languages and 6,255 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Biography  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Illustrated works  History  Exhibition, pictorial works  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Editor, Narrator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other
Classifications: HQ1064.U6, 813.5409975
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The old ones of New Mexico by Robert Coles( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These narratives by storytellers in New Mexico examine life's big questions of what truly matters and why. The timeless wisdom and contemplations of these "old ones" will resonate with those studying literature, philosophy, or religion, as well as anyone who enjoys explorations of the human spirit."--Googlebooks
A World unsuspected : portraits of Southern childhood( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the childhood of various Southern writers
River of traps : a village life by William DeBuys( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old and on their own by Robert Coles( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The goal of the popular middle-aged quest for longevity and physical well-being is, of course, getting there. Here, Coles listens to what it's like to have arrived, to have been lucky enough to make it. With surprising wit and candor, these people share their thoughts, memories, aspirations, and worries. They tell us what it means to be old." "These stories span a century of American life. Nellie, born in 1897, now almost blind, describes how she follows the sun's course by watching the changing shadows in her house each passing day. George, ninety-nine and an enthusiastic conversationalist, looks forward to his hundredth birthday when he'll see his photograph on the Today show with Willard Scott. Anne, who took up ballroom dancing at eighty-three to help combat her grief over her husband's death, now finds fulfillment in the pure joy it gives her. Callie and Charles, both ninety, talk about the trials and rewards of their seventy-year marriage and their lives as "oldsters" today."--Jacket
Beyond the barricades : popular resistance in South Africa( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text describe "one of the longest and bloodiest periods of political resistance to apartheid."
The last and first Eskimos by Robert Coles( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs of Alaskan Eskimos with commentary discussing the changes in their traditional lifestyles
Gertrude Blom : bearing witness by Gertrude Duby Blom( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the street : chalk drawings and messages, New York City, 1938-1948 by Helen Levitt( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All over the city on streets and walks and walls the children ... have established ancient, essential and ephemeral forms of art, have set forth in chalk and crayon the names and images of their pride, love, preying, scorn, desire. ... The Lady in this House is Nuts. ... Lois I have gone up the street. Don't forget to bring your skates. ... Ruby loves Max but Max hates Ruby. ... And drawings, all over, of ... ships, homes ... western heroes ... and monsters ... which each strong shower effaces."So wrote James Agee in 1939. He shared this fascination with children's street drawings and messages with his friend Helen Levitt. Here now are over one hundred of her photographs, made in the years between 1938 and 1948. Most of these pictures have never before been published. They have been selected and arranged by the photographer and carefully reproduced. Robert Coles has written especially for this book an essay on the imaginative live of children and of a time when ". . . children still had some visual independence, some keen-eyed interest in laying pictorial claim to the world around them. ... I have not seen scenes such as Helen Levitt offers in my wanderings through America's city streets twenty and thirty and forty years after these were taken. They offer, then, a look backward--though they are also timeless in certain aspects. For children will never really stop being tempted by their imaginative faculties to show and tell--to let others see what they find themselves conceiving in thought and fantasy and dream."
A new life : stories and photographs from the suburban South( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten stories on life in today's South, illustrating the homogenizing power of national culture. Once famous for its originality, the region is increasingly resembling the rest of the country. With photos
Understandings : photographs of Decatur County, Georgia by Paul Kwilecki( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrivals & departures : the airport pictures of Garry Winogrand by Garry Winogrand( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If Garry Winogrand photographed everything, all the time, as he is famous for having done, his pictures of airports convey the many still very familiar sights and spaces and sensations attached to air travel. Arriving at an airport, checking baggage, watching other travelers amble, walk and sometimes rush by, luggage trailing and flailing and neatly rolling along, passengers waiting forever on those long rows of attached seats, friends and relatives greeting each other and saying goodbye: everything that happened and stills happens in these vast public spaces. Winogrand's airport photographs were taken over a period of 25 years, with the first frame shot around 1958 and the last in 1983, just months before his death. In Winogrand's archive at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson, there are hundreds of contact sheets containing airport images, and over 1,100 prints of airplanes and airports that Winogrand made during his lifetime. Edited by Alex Harris, one of the first to publish selections from this body of work, in DoubleTakemagazine in 1996, and longtime friend and colleague Lee Friedlander, The Airport Pictures of Garry Winograndassembles 86 of the photographer's most compelling, never-before published images of travelers, flight attendants, airport waiting rooms, airplanes on runways and all the people and places in between
Red white blue and God bless you : a portrait of Northern New Mexico by Alex Harris( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of Cuba by Alex Harris( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This journey into contemporary Cuba by photographer and writer Alex Harris is both an evocation of life on the island and an original meditation on the nature of documentary photography that reveals what Harris has learned over thirty-five years as a documentary photographer." "Like his mentor, Walker Evans, who photographed Cuba at 1933 at a pivotal moment, Harris arrived in Cuba with his camera at a crossroads in Cuban history. Well known for other thirty-five years of photographic work in the Hispanic Southwest, Alaska, and the American South, Harris made three trips to Cuba to photograph a nation coming to grips with the economic and social devastation that followed the collapse of the socialist bloc in 1989, a nation beginning to imagine a future without Fidel Castro." "On each trip to Cuba, Harris used a different approach to peer deeper into the fabric of Cuban society. In the foreground of Harris's photographs and text are some of the archetypes of contemporary Cuban life: the indomitable 1950s American car, the beautiful young woman, and the revered revolutionary hero. Yet Harris recasts these symbols. We don't look at the car, but through it to consider the tangled relationship between Cuba and the United States."--Jacket
Why we are here : Mobile and the spirit of a Southern city by Edward O Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entranced by Edward O. Wilsons mesmerizing evocation of his Southern childhood in The Naturalist and Anthill, Alex Harris approached the scientist about collaborating on a book about Wilsons native world of Mobile, Alabama. Perceiving that Mobile was a city small enough to be captured through a lens yet old enough to have experienced a full epic cycle of tragedy and rebirth, the photographer and the naturalist joined forces to capture the rhythms of this storied Alabama Gulf region through a swirling tango of lyrical words and breathtaking images. With Wilson tracing his familys history from the Civil War through the Depressionwhen mule-driven wagons still clogged the roadsto Mobiles racial and environmental struggles to its cultural triumphs today, and with Harris stunningly capturing the mood of a radically transformed city that has adapted to the twenty-first century, the book becomes a universal story, one that tells us where we all come from and why we are here
River of traps : a New Mexico mountain life by William DeBuys( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Combines words and photographs to tell the story of Jacobo Romero, an oldtime northern New Mexico villager. Romero befriends writer William deBuys and photographer Alex Harris and teaches them about the region's land and water, and a way of life long rooted in the mountain valley that became their home"--Provided by publisher
Dream of a house : the passions and preoccupations of Reynolds Price by Reynolds Price( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder of crows by Anne Bishop( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop' s " phenomenal" (Urban Fantasy Investigations) world of the Others-- where supernatural entities and humans struggle to co-exist, and one woman has begun to change all the rules After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more. The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard-- Lakeside' s shape-shifting leader-- wonders if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or a future threat. As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet-- and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all
Bull City summer : a season at the ballpark by Sam Stephenson( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bull City Summer: A Season at the Ballpark brings together a team of artists and documentarians around a season of minor league baseball to find stories and images on the field and behind the scenes that collectively present a microcosm of contemporary American culture engaged around a favorite pastime. The Durham Bulls are one of the most popular and successful minor league baseball teams in the country, with more players being sent to the Majors than any other minor league team.--Publisher's website
Les suds profonds de l'Amerique( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publié à l'occasion de l'exposition présentée du 21 octobre 2010 au 30 janvier 2011 au Pavillon populaire de Montpellier. Les prises de vue de Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925-1972), Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985) et Alex Harris (1949), trois photographes de la culture du sud américains, portent un regard désenchanté sur leur région natale, Kentucky et Louisiane, en proie à diverses époques, à la peur, au chaos, aux ruines, aux catastrophes naturelles. L'ouvrage propose un parcours singulier dans des mondes de craintes, de peur et de désolation, depuis les catastrophes sociales des années 1930 aux restes du passage des cyclones comme Katrina en 2005
The transported of Kwandebele : a South African odyssey by David Goldblatt( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After On the Mines, The Transported of KwaNdebele is the second of David Goldblatt's books to be redesigned and expanded by the artist for Steidl Publishers. Dating originally from 1989, it talks about the workers of an apartheid tribal homeland for blacks, KwaNdebele, which has no industry, very few opportunities for jobs and is a long way from the nearest industrial-commercial activity of white-controlled Pretoria. Workers from KwaNdebele catch buses in the very early morning, some as early as 2:45 am, in order to be at their workplaces in Pretoria by 7:00. At the end of the day they repeat the journey in the other direction, to get home at between 8 and 10 pm. Goldblatt takes us on their bone-jarring journeys through the night, which is a metaphor for their arduous struggle toward freedom itself. In photographs devoid of sentimentality and artifice, the grim determination of these people to survive and overcome emerges in almost heroic terms. Brenda Goldblatt, filmmaker and writer, interviewed some of the bus-riding workers who endured not only these journeys but a civil war precipitated by the apartheid government's attempt to foist a kind of independence on KwaNdebele--a condition which would have made the workers foreigners in the land of their birth, South Africa, and thus deprived them of their limited right to work there. Interviews with contemporary (2012) bus-riders fill out the account. Phillip van Niekerk, former editor of the Mail & Guardian, provides an essay on KwaNdebele, its place in the logic of "grand apartheid" and its half-life in post-apartheid South Africa."
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Old and on their own
River of traps : a village lifeOld and on their ownBeyond the barricades : popular resistance in South AfricaIn the street : chalk drawings and messages, New York City, 1938-1948A new life : stories and photographs from the suburban SouthArrivals & departures : the airport pictures of Garry WinograndRed white blue and God bless you : a portrait of Northern New MexicoThe idea of Cuba
Alternative Names
Alex Harris

English (110)

Spanish (7)

French (4)

Italian (1)