Lydia Harris is an award-winning photographer currently working on a major documentary series portraying the original homeowners of a historically black neighborhood in Atlanta, GA. In 2013 and 2014, portions of this project have been shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Photographic Resource Center, Griffin Museum of Photography, and in the Boston Young Contemporaries show at Boston University. An upcoming show in Atlanta Georgia is planned for 2015.
Her work was seen in a Sept.2012 solo exhibition at the Firehouse Center for the Arts Gallery in Newburyport, MA. “Ephemera” features images from her series “Finding Beauty Through Fear” and “Take Me With You”.
In 2011 she exhibited photographs from “Without Love – Death” as the featured artist on Northeast Online (NEO), a monthly one-person, web-based exhibit showcased by the Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA. Additionally, her work has been seen in The Light Factory’s 4th Juried Annuale (Charlotte, NC) and UMaine Museum of Art Photo National 2011 (Bangor, ME) receiving the Director’s Purchase award for “Hendrie” which is now in their permanent collection. Her image “Jacob” won best photography and best in show at the Newburyport Art Association’s 15th Regional Show.
Lydia received Masters of Fine Art from Tufts University and School of Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA and a Museum Studies Certificate – Tufts University – May 2014, and a Professional Certificate in Photography from Maine Media College in 2010. Originally trained as a Microbiologist, she holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine and a Master’s degree from the University of Maryland along with being certified in Project Management.