Artists

DUSTIN WAYNE HARRIS

Biography

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Dustin Wayne Harris was born in Bane, West Virginia in 1982. The major pastimes in Bane are strip-mining, methamphetamine production, and serial killing. Dustin's parents did a little of all three. Eventually, Dustin’s father distinguished himself with a particularly original sequence of murders. He was sentenced to life withoutparole. Finding the options in Bane limited, Dustin took a bus to New York. After a series of unsavory adventures, one of which involved obtaining his first camera, he was offered accommodation and a nominal wage to be the janitor in a building in Queens. He embarked on a series of photographs documenting the apartments in the building, both occupied and abandoned, and the urban flotsam that he was drawn to around the city. With this series he gained a full scholarship to the School of Visual Arts. The show is a selection of work from this ongoing project. Dustin graduated from SVA with honors in 2007. He is currently employed in a freelance capacity in the gentlemen's facilities at Le Grenouille.

Projects

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A NEW CAREER IN TOWN: APF LAB