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Peter Harris: Incidents of Travel in the 21st Century

Wed, Apr 12, 2017, 5:00 pm to Thu, Apr 13, 2017, 6:59 pm
Porter Faculty Gallery

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 5:00pm

Porter College Faculty Gallery

Presented by: 

Sesnon Art Gallery and the UCSC Art Department

Over the past decade and a half, photographer Peter Harris has focused his attention on the apparatus and architecture of travel and tourism. His documentary images of airports and touristic destinations are an inquiry into the nature of travel and tourism and its manifold roots in our desire for status, education, and the ephemeral "authentic" experience. Also on exhibit, as both bound volume and digital presentation, will be Harris's project "Metatourism: Sicily," an essay and photographic meditation on visiting the ancient cities of Agrigento and Selinunte.

Peter Harris studied photography at the California Institute of the Arts and the Rhode Island School of Design. Past projects include a photographic resurvey of the first scientific expedition to Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, and photography of European colonial architecture in southern China, for which latter undertaking he received a grant from the Syracuse University Committee on Faculty Research. He is a digital imaging specialist in the Arts Division at UC Santa Cruz. 

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Gallery Hours: Tue-Sat 12-5PM, Wed 12-8PM
Reception: Wed April 12, 5pm
Ongoing Exhibition: Wed April 12 - Sat May 13, 2017

FREE and open to the public.
Parking permit required.