Two photographs by Kathryn Harrison are winners in the 2021 American Photography 37 Awards for her work with The Marshall Project and Atlantic Magazine. "They Agreed to Meet Their Mother’s Killer. Then Tragedy Struck Again. July 2020. The family of Debbie Liles agreed to meet with Adam Lawson, who killed her, through restorative justice. Lawson backed out at the last moment, retraumatizing them. Freddie Farah's family forgave Johnie Miller, who killed him, after meeting with him. This portrait series shows the two families." Design Director: Elan Kiderman, Designer: Katie Park, Photo Editor: Celina Fang
Announcing the 2021 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist: Celebrating the evolving narrative of the photobook, see the 35 shortlisted titles for this year’s Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. JUROR'S SPECIAL MENTION: Catalog as DIY Exhibition, TAKE IT FROM HERE is an artist's book/exhibition catalog featuring artworks by ten emerging photographers who use the camera as a multifaceted site of imagination, play, and self-exploration. Considering photography’s sordid relationship with the politics of representation, the selected artists collectively highlight new freedoms and visual possibilities of self-expression alive within the medium. The exhibition, curated by Zora J Murff and Rana Young, opened on Aug. 6th, 2021 at Filter Photo in Chicago, IL.
Curated by Zora J Murff and Rana Young, Take It From Here features artworks by ten emerging photographers who use the camera as a multifaceted site of imagination, play, and self-exploration. Considering photography’s sordid relationship with the politics of representation, the selected artists collectively highlight new freedoms and visual possibilities of self-expression alive within the medium. Participating artists include: Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Widline Cadet, Jasmine Clarke, Paul Guilmoth, Kathryn Harrison, Elizabeth Hibbard, Tommy Kha, Alec Kaus, Nadiya Nacorda, and Lindley Warren Mickunas. On view at Filter Space in Chicago from August 6 through September 11, 2021.
ICP Presents—The Rules are Broken: A Year in Imagemaking, a weeklong series dedicated to exploring critical issues and their impact on imagemaking. This year’s event focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic, protests against police brutality and marches in support of Black lives, photobooks and place-making, and the impact of 2020 on the future of imagemaking. On Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7 PM EST, ICP Alumni Talk—Out of Place, with Ying Ang, Lucia Burcelli, Kathryn Harrison, Poupay Jutaharat, moderated by ICP One-Year Certificate Program Chairs Karen Marshall and Darin Mickey.
MoCP invited seven Columbia College Chicago professors from various departments to use the museum’s permanent collection to respond to the questions of what democracy means to them, while considering photography's relationship to current and historical events. "What Does Democracy Look Like?" will be on view at the Museum of Contemporary Photography from October 1 through December 23, 2020
They Agreed to Meet Their Mother’s Killer. Then Tragedy Struck Again, by Eli Hager, photography by Kathryn Harrison for The Marshall Project
The Limits of Restorative Justice, by Eli Hager, photography by Kathryn Harrison for The Atlantic
Organized by Kathryn Harrison and Michael Adno, Photographs for Purpose is a fundraiser supported by the work of 68 photographers, who have agreed to sell prints of their work to benefit four organizations devoted to racial, economic, and social justice in America. We hope to draw attention to these organizations, their causes, and the role that artists play in this Country. The sale is live from June 25 until July 31, 2020