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L. Kasimu Harris

United States

L. Kasimu Harris is a New Orleans-based artist whose practice deposits a number of different strategic and conceptual devices in order to push narratives. He strives to tell stories of underrepresented communities in New Orleans and beyond. Harris has shown in numerous group exhibitions across the US and two international exhibitions and has had eight solo photography exhibitions. 


His series, Vanishing Black Bars & Lounges: has been featured in solo exhibitions at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and at the Hilliard Art Museum in Lafayette, Louisiana. Harris’s writing and photography were featured in  “A Shot Before Last Call: Capturing New Orleans’s Vanishing Black Bars” in The New York Times. 

His work has been published in a number of books including Best Food Writing 2016, and he was the photo essayist for the Prospect. 5 Catalogue, Yesterday we said tomorrow.

Harris has work in the New Orleans Museum of Art, The Wedge Collection (Toronto), Center of Photography at Woodstock (New York), the NOVO Foundation (New York), Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University, Fort Wayne Museum of Art,  Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Shops at the CAC (Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans), The Do Good Fund, and Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. 

Most recently, Harris was the unit still photographer for Nickel Boys, a movie directed by RaMell Ross and based on the Colson Whitehead novel. 

Harris earned a BBA in Entrepreneurship from Middle Tennessee State University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Mississippi.