Visiting Fellow Updates

Daesha Devón Harris joins the 2019 Storytellers’ Institute teaching faculty!

2017 Storytellers’ Institute Visiting Fellow Daesha Devón Harris, has enjoyed much deserved recognition from the photography world for her new body of work Just Beyond the River: A FolkTale series. This series of portraits is inspired by African American folklore, slave narratives, and Harlem Renaissance poetry. In 2018 alone Ms. Devon Haris has had solo exhibitions at the Blue Sky Gallery in Portland Oregon and the Albany International Airport gallery and has been included in many prestigious group shows including Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region at the University Art Museum in Albany and Altar: Prayer, Ritual, Offerings, MFON: Women Photographers of The African Diaspora at Photoville in Brooklyn. She was recently nominated as one of the 100 photography heroines by The Royal Photographic Society and she was recently awarded the an individual Photographer’s Fellowship from the Aaron Siskand foundation.

We are thrilled that Daesha will be returning to the MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute this year and joining us as teaching faculty for the 2019 Institute.