Past and Present Collide in Pittsburgh

The Carnegie Museum of Art enlisted writers to reflect on the archives of the pioneering African-American photographer Charles (Teenie) Harris to better understand Pittsburgh today.

Sometimes it takes a connection to the past to better understand the present. For essayists exploring African-American life in Pittsburgh, a trove of 80,000 photos taken by Charles (Teenie) Harris allowed them to immerse themselves in everyday life from the 1930s through the 1970s.