Chris Harris received his BFA in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1969, and his MS in Journalism from the University of Alabama in 1990.
Between undergraduate and graduate years Mr. Harris worked as a freelance photojournalist for major news publications worldwide, and was a founding member of Gamma/Liaison photo agency. He has completed hundreds of assignments for TIME, Newsweek and The New York Times as a photojournalist, and worked as a reporter on investigative teams for TIME, and The New York Times.
Professor Harris is the author of numerous academic journal articles as well as trade publications. His historical, legal, and photographic academic research has been published in The Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Visual Communication Quarterly, History of Photography, MedienPsychologie, Federal Communication Law Journal (UCLA) and Communication and the Law. His textbook, Visual Journalism, was recently released by Allyn & Bacon.