Melissa Harris, Editor and CuratorMs. Harris received a B.A. from Yale University in 1982. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Aperture magazine and the editor/curator of selected projects for the Aperture Foundation. She has also 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, in Naples, Italy at Villa Pignatelli, in Venice, Italy at The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and in Milan, Italy at the Milano Triennale. She is also a Contributing Editor to Interview Magazine, and occasionally guest-curates, guest lectures, and writes for numerous arts publications. Before Aperture, she worked at Artforum. She served on Community Board 5 in New York City for 4 years, and is a member of the Board of Michael Nick Nichols’ “LOOK3: Festival of the Photograph”,Donna Ferrato’s “Domestic Abuse Awareness Project” (DAAP), and is a member of the John Cage Trust. She 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. Ms. Harris was appointed critic in photography at Yale in 2011.
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