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​Art Exhibition - One Shot: Photos from the Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive


The Pennsylvania Governor's Residence is pleased to host this special exhibit of photographs from the Charles “Teenie" Harris Archive at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Born and raised in Pittsburgh's Hill District neighborhood, Charles “Teenie" Harris (1908-1998) bought his first camera in the early 1930s and spent the next six decades documenting Black life in and around Pittsburgh. Working both as a freelancer and later staff photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier, Harris accumulated an archive of nearly 80,000 negatives. In 1996, he entrusted the collection to the Carnegie Museum of Art. Harris' work has been exhibited across the country and the United Kingdom and featured in publications, theatrical productions, and feature films.​