Peggy’s Cake Shop, West Monroe, Louisiana
Alex Harris (1949- ) was born in Atlanta and grew up in the South. He attended Phillips Andover Academy and Yale University. After graduating from Yale in 1971, Harris photographed in North Carolina as part of a Duke University research project. In 1972 he began a collaboration with Dr. Robert Coles that would result in six years of photographic work in New Mexico and Alaska and in the publication of two books with Coles: The Old Ones of New Mexico (1973 UNM Press), and The Last and First Eskimos, (1978 New York Graphic Society).