HARRIS, Brian




Author Tags: Photography

Since 1987, Brian Harris has used my award-winning photography and project management skills to raise funds and public profile for non-governmental organizations. This has been done through a wide range of strategies, projects and products. With all revenues going to Seva projects in India, Nepal and Guatemala, as well as several Tibetan relief charities, Brian Harris published a hardcover book and a calendar entitled Tibetan Voices: A Traditional Memoir (Pomegranate Publications, 1996). His work features 80 colour images of Himalayan Buddhist culture and 50 memoir-style accounts told by Tibetan elders describing their lives in Tibet when they were young.

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Barrie Ontario in 1951, Brian began his lifelong pursuit and interest in photographing traditional cultures when he traveled to Mount Athos in Greece and then to Jerusalem at the age of 21. Subsequent Asian trips took him to Tibet on three occasions, Thailand, China, Korea, Sikkim, Nepal and four extended trips to India. From 1988 to 2006 Brianís photography raised funds and public profile for Seva Canada, an NGO that restores eye sight to the blind in Asia. Since 2007 Brian has focused his camera on small scale sustainable farming in British Columbia. The images, publications and projects support FarmFolkCityFolk Society.

EXHIBITIONS & MULTI-MEIDA SHOWS

HOME GROWN: Local Sustainable Food
Museum of Vancouver, August 26, 2010 - January 2, 2011
Beauty & Transformation Multi-Media Show (2004 - 2006)
Himalayan Visions & Tibetan Voices Multi-Media Show (2002-2005)
India - Eye to Eye Traveling Exhibition (1992-1993)
Through the Heart of China & Tibet Traveling Exhibition 1998

PUBLISHING

WATCH ME GROW! a down to earth look at growing food in the city
Kids Can Press, Spring 2011
UP WE GROW! A Year in the Life of a Small, Local Farm
Kids Can Press, August 2010
Seva Reflections Greeting Cards Series (Society-Published / 2010)
FarmFolk/CityFolk Note Cards (Society-Published / 2009)
FarmFolk/CityFolk Wall Calendars (Society-Published / 2009 - 2012)
Seva Wall Calendars (Amber Lotus Publishing & Firefly Books / 2005 - 2009)
Beauty & Transformation Greeting Cards Series (Society-Published / 2005)
Beauty & Transformation show DVD/CD (Society-Published / 2006)
Himalayan Visions show DVD (Society-Published / 2004)
Tibetan Voices Greeting Cards Series (Amber Lotus Publishing / 2001)
Tibetan Voices Art Posters Series (Society-Published / 1999)
Tibetan Voices Wall Calendars (Pomegranate Art Books /1997 - 2004)
Tibetan Voices: A Traditional Memoir (Pomegranate Art Books / 1996)
FIRST PRIZE - 1997 Banff International Mountain Book and Film Festival

[BCBW 2010] "Photography" "Tibet"