Guggenheim Fellowship for Lyle Ashton Harris

Guggenheim Fellowship for Lyle Ashton Harris

Lyle Ashton Harris announced his appointment as a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2016, which was awarded to further the expansion of Harris’s Ektachrome Archive project.

Consisting of over 4,000 Ektachrome slides comprised of images candidly documenting an intimate circle of Harris’s contemporaries in New York, London, Berlin, San Francisco, Los Angeles and elsewhere between the late 1980s and late 1990s, this archive also encompasses unique source materials including video recordings, personal journals, and related ephemera.

“Informed by individual narrative as well as historically-based research and documentation, I aim to retrospectively reveal yet unseen points of intersection and fault-lines whose impact continues to resonate globally,” explained Harris in his statement regarding the Ektachrome Archive project to the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

View the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation press release and Lyle Ashton Harris's Fellow Page.