Published in cooperation with Carnegie Museum of Art
With an introduction by Deborah Willis
The famous faces of Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Josephine Baker, Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, and John F. Kennedy appear among the nearly eighty thousand photographs of Charles “Teenie” Harris (1908–1998). But it’s in the images of other, ordinary people and neighborhoods that Harris shows us a city and an era teeming with energy, culture, friendship, and family. Harris captured the essence of African American life in Pittsburgh, and his work in Pittsburgh’s Hill District surpasses that of all other photographers in its breadth and rich portrayal of black urban America.
Winner of the 2012 BCALA Literary Award
Replete with both biographical and analytical information, Howard Bossen’s book reintroduces the important work of photographer Luke Swank.
Winner of an Outstanding Academic Title Award from Choice Magazine (2006).