born 1973, Canada
Naomi Harris is primarily a portrait photographer who seeks to document interesting cultural trends through her subjects. Her personal projects include Haddon Hall, America Swings, EUSA, and the on-going Oh Canada.
Haddon Hall (2001), a project that documented the lives of the last remaining elderly residents at a hotel in South Beach, Florida, received the International Prize for Young Photojournalism from Agfa/Das Bildforum, an honourable mention for the Yann Geffroy Award, and was a finalist for the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography.
In America Swings Harris documented the phenomenon of ‘swinging’ over the course of 5 years (2003-2008) all over the United States. This project resulted in her first monograph “America Swings” published by Taschen in 2008 as a limited collector’s edition, and again in 2010 as a trade edition. The book, edited by Dian Hanson, includes an interview with Harris by Richard Prince.
Her recent project EUSA (2008-2015) documents American-themed places in Europe and European-themed places in America. She is currently working on a book by the same title.
Harris’s awards include a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Photography (2013), and a Long-Term Career Advancement Grant from the Canada Council (2012).
She currently divides her time between Toronto and Los Angeles.
Artist website: naomiharris.com
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Naomi Harris CV [PDF]