History, Community, and Photography: Daesha Dévon Harris and Jeremy Dennis

History, Community, and Photography: Daesha Dévon Harris and Jeremy Dennis

Contact: Dr. Melanie Almeder, almeder@roanoke.edu

Join us for a Zoom event: History, Community, and Photography: A Lecture and Discussion with Daesha Dévon Harris and Jeremy Dennis. The event is free, however, pre-registration via Zoom is required.

Jeremy Dennis (b. 1990) is a contemporary fine art photographer and a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, NY. In his work, he explores indigenous identity, culture, and assimilation. Dennis holds an MFA from Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, and a BA in Studio Art from Stony Brook University, NY. He currently lives and works in Southampton, New York on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation.

Daesha Devón Harris is a Saratoga Springs, New York artist and photographer. She is a member of various organizations and plays an active role in her community as a mentor, activist and cultural history preservationist. The gentrification of her hometown and its effect on the local Black community has played a major role in both her advocacy and artwork. Most recently Harris has been an En Foco Fellowship winner, an Artist in Residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, the Studios of Key West and the Yaddo Artist Colony, an Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship awardee, a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow and named one of the Royal Photographic Society’s Hundred Heroines.

This event is sponsored by The Visiting Writers' Program, Department of English and Communications, The Jordan Endowment, The History Department, The Office of the Dean and Vice President, and Center for Studying Structures of Race.