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by Stanley Crouch

Author: Stanley Crouch
Subcategory: Photography & Video
Language: English
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (October 1, 2002)
Pages: 168 pages
Category: Photo and Art
Rating: 4.5
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Harris photographed, among other subjects and settings, children cooling under a fire hydrant, integrated couples . These two and 'One shot Harris' are wonderful photo books of black life in recent decades beautifully shot by three black cameramen

These two and 'One shot Harris' are wonderful photo books of black life in recent decades beautifully shot by three black cameramen.

Publisher's Description. From the 1930s through the 1970s, Charles 'Teenie' Harris (1908-1998) traversed the alleyways, workplaces, and nightclubs of his native city, camera in hand, to capture the essence of community life for the Pittsburgh Courier. Backstage with Dizzy Gillespie, in the dugout with Jackie Robinson, or on the streets with children of the Hill district, Harris documented every aspect of African-American daily life during and after the Civil Rights movement. Although nicknamed 'One Shot' for his habit of snapping just a single frame.

The 120 photographs in One Shot Harris depict the struggle of African Americans against discrimination and show the strength and dignity which they displayed in creating their own unique community institutions. Although the days are gone when a corner of Pittsburgh's Hill District, Wylie and ? were known as the Crossroads of the World - a casualty of "urban renewal" in the form of the Civic Arena, Harris's photographs survive as a reminder and a record of that time

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Information about the book, One Shot Harris: The Photographs of Charles. Book Description: As a photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier, one of the pre-eminent black newsweeklies in America, Charles H. "Teenie" Harris traveled the alleys, workplaces, nightclubs, and neighborhoods of his native Pittsburgh with a Speed Graphic camera in hand. His work, collected in this book for the first time, offers a rare look into the African-American community from the 1930s to the 1970s, during and after the civil rights movement.

Stanley Lawrence Crouch was born in Los Angeles, the son of James and Emma Bea . One Shot Harris: The Photographs of Charles "Teenie" Harris. Don't the Moon Look Lonesome?

Stanley Lawrence Crouch was born in Los Angeles, the son of James and Emma Bea (Ford) Crouch. He was raised by his mother. In Ken Burns' 2005 television documentary Unforgivable Blackness, Crouch says that his father was a "criminal" and that he once met the boxer Jack Johnson. While working as a drummer, Crouch conducted the booking for an avant-garde jazz series at the club, as well as organizing occasional concert events at the Ladies' Fort. By his own admission he was not a good drummer, saying "The problem was that I couldn't really play. Don't the Moon Look Lonesome?

Charles "Teenie" Harris (July 2, 1908–June 12, 1998) was an African-American photographer known for his photographs of residents and prominent visitors to Pittsburgh.

Charles "Teenie" Harris (July 2, 1908–June 12, 1998) was an African-American photographer known for his photographs of residents and prominent visitors to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania including celebrities such as musicians and baseball players. He was also published in the Pittsburgh Courier. His work has been collected, catalogued, and preserved to help chronicle life in Pittsburgh's African American communities such as the Hill District and Homewood.

From the 1930s to the 1970s, Charles "Teenie" Harris traveled the alleys, workplaces, nightclubs, and streets of his native city of Pittsburgh with a Speed Graphic camera in hand. Working first as a freelancer, then as a staff photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier, one of the preeminent black news weeklies in America, Harris ceaselessly chronicled half a century of African-American life.

One Shot Harris: The Photographs of Charles "Teenie" Harris. 0810932725 (ISBN13: 9780810932722). From the introduction by Stanley Crouch, "Looking at these people as they work and as they play, as they primp and as they pray, as they compete and as they cooperate, as they eat and as they exist in that kind of open-eyed sleep we so perfectly describe as daydreaming, we begin to understand the contours of the national culture and how.

I've written ten books and am a syndicated writer for The New York Daily News working as a Jazz and Cultural Critic. Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men. -. Stanley Crouch adındaki daha fazla kişiyi gör. Türkçeالعربية Español. Kurdî (Kurmancî) English (UK).

Not Charles Teenie Harris. A native of Pittsburgh’s Hill District, the city’s cultural center of African-American life, Harris was a semi-pro athlete and a numbers runner before he bought his first camera in the 1930s. He opened a photography studio and specialized in glamour portraits, earning the nickname One Shot because he rarely made his subjects sit for a second take.

From the 1930s to the 1970s, Charles "Teenie" Harris traveled the alleys, workplaces, nightclubs, and streets of his native city of Pittsburgh with a Speed Graphic camera in hand. Working first as a freelancer, then as a staff photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier, one of the preeminent black news weeklies in America, Harris ceaselessly chronicled half a century of African-American life. His work, collected for the first time in this book, offers a rare look into the African-American community during and after the Civil Rights movement.Although he was given the nickname "One Shot" by Mayor David L. Lawrence because of his habit of snapping only one shot when other photographers shot many, Harris's archive is breathtaking in scope, containing more than 80,000 images. Among the most life-affirming photographs are those depicting children, couples, and families. There are also proud images of people at work: a coal miner, an auto mechanic, a barber, a cobbler. American presidents are in the collection, as are Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali. Jazz greats inlude Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Louis Armstrong. Although many of Harris's photographs reveal rich lives led with pride, some capture lives in grim circumstances, filled with poverty, crime, violence, and death.Accompanying the illustrations is an essay by cultural critic Stanley Crouch, who weaves together such wide-ranging and disparate topics as American history, baseball, jazz, the growth of the street industry, and African-American culture. Always brilliant and ever surprising, Crouch helps us understand this invaluable collection of work. Historian Deborah Willis provides a biographical outline of the rediscovered artist, now poised on the threshold of prominence in modern American photography. This book offers an important visual history of places and people we have seldom seen, illustrating and revealing the breadth of black urban experience in mid-twentieth century America.