Alex Harsley

April 2004

Alex Harsley is a photographer and experimental videographer, founder of Minority Photographers Inc (est 1971) and The 4th Street Photo Gallery (1973) of NYC’s Lower East Side. His collection and experience continues to be a container and witness to the resonant and fractal nature of time, change and human nature. He started his career as the first black photographer for NYC’s District Attorney in 1959. His gallery space remains as one of the few POC owned and operated artist spaces in the Lower East Side. He continues to serve the community as a mentor and for young artists and as a documentory of the history and lineage of photographic technology and the changing city itself. Harsley participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence program in April 2004.