Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Treasures of Teenie the Carnegie Keeps Faith with a Pittsburgh Great

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Treasures of Teenie the Carnegie Keeps Faith with a Pittsburgh Great

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The Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive at the Carnegie Museum of Art has a new archivist. Dominique Luster, 24, who has a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Pittsburgh, will oversee the digitization, publication and exhibition of the famed Hill District-born photographer's work.

Ms. Luster's appointment represents a deepening of the Carnegie's dedication to the work of Teenie Harris, who died in 1998. In the years since the Carnegie acquired more than 70,000 negatives from Harris' collection, he has become recognized as one of the most important chroniclers of black urban life in America.

Ms. Luster's job is twofold. She must put Mr. Harris' work into context so that scholars and the public understand the breadth of his contribution as a photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier from the 1930s to the 1970s. …

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