GREGORY HARRIS

Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Gregory Harris is the Keough Family Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He is a specialist in contemporary photography with a particular interest in documentary practice. Since joining the High in 2016, Harris has curated over a dozen exhibitions including “Picturing the South: 25 Years,” “Way Out There: The Art of Southern Backroads” and “Look Again: 40 Years of Collecting Photographs” as well as solo shows with Thomas Struth, Paul Graham, and Amy Elkins. His forthcoming exhibitions include “Evelyn Hofer: Eyes on the City” and “Truth Told Slant: Rose Marie Cromwell, Jill Frank, Tommy Kha, Zora J Murff, and Kristine Potter”. 


Before joining the High, Harris was the Assistant Curator at the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago. He previously held curatorial positions in the Photography Department at the Art Institute of Chicago. Harris has also contributed essays to monographs by Matthew Brandt, Paul D’Amato, Amy Elkins, Jill Frank, and the Metabolic Studio. He earned a BFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago, and an MA in art history from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


He is interested in seeing all kinds of fine art and documentary projects in any stage of development, but he’d particularly like to see projects that are still in progress. He is currently working on exhibitions about recent approaches to documentary photography and the history of photography in American South. He is less interested in fashion, commercial, and editorial work.