He was known as ‘One Shot Harris’. Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris earned the nickname because he often captured his most moving images in his first take. The late photographer’s archive of nearly 80,000 is said to be the most expansive record of African American urban culture known today. Now, fourteen years after his death, Mr Harris’ work is being lauded in a retrospective exhibit, featuring rarely-seen images of Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Louis Armstrong and other enduring names.
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