Photography & Imaging
Melissa Harris is the Editor-in-Chief of Aperture magazine and also editor/curator selected projects for the Aperture Foundation. Aperture magazine has won many awards including: Pictures of the Year, “First Place: Best Use of Photography – Magazine” 1999; the National Magazine Award for “General Excellence” 2004; FOLIO gold “Eddie” award, 2005 and “2007 LUCIE Award, Photography Magazine of the Year.”
She has edited numerous publications and has curated and co-curated significant photography exhibits throughout the United States and Europe at venues that include Aperture Gallery in New York and in Perpignan, France at Visa Pour l’Image; in Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the ICA, in Houston, Texas at DiverseWorks and in Venice, Italy at The Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
Harris teaches at Columbia University’s School of Journalism and at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, in the Photography and Imaging Department. She is also a Contributing Editor to Interview Magazine, and occasionally guest-curates, and writes for numerous arts publications.