SEAN ALONZO HARRIS

VOICES IN OUR MIDST

January 18- March 3, 2018


Opening Reception | TBD
Artist Talk | TBD

 

“There are voices in our midst that call to us, people who know us by name and speak to something in
us- some hope, some dream, some vague idea- waiting to be born. When we least expect it,
they make our familiar world strange again and teach us how to find our way in it.”
- Marcus Bruce


Voices in Our Midst is a collection of street photography and portraits taken in Portland,
Maine and New York City over the past few years. My work focuses on human experience and
identity and is informed by the stories of those who have gone before us and those who move
among us each day. My interest resides in telling the untold stories, speaking the forgotten
voices and capturing personal histories through the photographic image.


The photographic document serves to “reclaim and revitalize our connection with each other
and the past, that long line of ancestors who have gone before us.” The individual voices and
personal histories captured in the images reframe their past and present as part of us. The
photographs extend beyond presence; they record thoughts and feelings and provide
evidence of their lives.


“Along the way: deep within the spirit and flesh of my being, the fretting breath of ancestors guides the
burning faith. Sacred are the visions ingrained like gleaming sermons preached far beyond the face of
my night. Give me the courage to know the things of life that I may be worthy of my place. Above all
teach me to share the gift.”
- John Outterbridge