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Chris Harrison

BIRTH: 1967

CITY: Oslo

MAIL: chrismharrison@mac.com


Chris Harrison is a photographic artist from the North-East of England. Before graduating with an MA in photography from the Royal College of Art, he started as an apprentice at the local shipyard in Jarrow. It was later, while serving as a sniper in the British army that he took up photography. Harrison was awarded the 16th Bradford Fellowship in Photography at the National Media Museum for which he produced the work Copper Horses. His first monograph I Belong Jarrow was published by Schilt and is part of the North of England photography collection held by the Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art. His work has been shown widely including the Arles Photo Festival, the Barbican, Tate Britain, the German Historical Museum and the Imperial War Museum, while his photographs are included in the collections of the V&A Museum, the Imperial War Museum, the National Media Museum, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Irish Gallery of Photography, and the British Council.