For over thirty years, June Harrison's photographs have been characterized by clients and collectors as "jewel-like works of art," with each image captured brilliantly in natural light with depth of color and elegant composition. June Harrison's discerning eye is magical, clever and surprising. The artist's collection showcased here, entitled BOOK MARKING TIME, presents a remarkably rich archive of people and places. Beyond her career in professional tennis, all but a handful of images from June's personal portfolios are being shown for the first time.|
"Emily Dickenson said: That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. This thought stays with me as I make pictures. I am delighted by unexpected beauty or the surprising humor of a unique vantage and my luck at capturing a subject in a fleeting light with colors that have traveled across the universe. As I shoot, I know the moment will not be seen by anyone else unless I bookmark it that very second and save it to savor it."
June's portfolios of travel, architecture, gardens and her beloved New York have been sought after by collectors and connoisseurs of great photography. Her photographs have been custom-made into murals for private homes, the hospitality industry, and corporate décor.
She has been profiled in Women in Photography for the 1994 portraiture issue of Shutterbug Magazine and interviewed in Petersen's Photographic. Publications include Sports Illustrated, Tennis Magazine, People, Parade, More Magazine, The New York Times, New York Daily News Sunday Magazine, Tennis Match, Signature, Veja, Opera News, Bunte Illustrated, London Daily Telegraph and Young Miss. The June Harrison Collection for Toscany was licensed for sale nationwide and was featured in the movie 'Little Nikita' with Sidney Poitier. She has also been a popular lecturer on adventure travel photography for the NCL Cruise Lines and is currently lecturing to consumers for Eastman Kodak. She is in the February 2006 PHOTOGRAPHER SPOTLIGHT ON LINE in Kodak Pro Pass Magazine, which reaches 100,000 recipients in 6 languages.
June has had a storied career as a professional tennis photographer documenting the most significant champions of the last three decades.
Most recently at the 2005 US Open, June was showcased in a group show called 'Passing Shots: Photographers' Perspectives on Tennis,' featuring 10 of the game's long time shooters in the International Tennis Hall of Fame /USTA Gallery at Louis Armstrong Stadium.
Simultaneously, her most recent solo exhibition, 'First Serve: Tennis Champions' & 'Taste of Place: Travels' was generously sponsored by Eastman Kodak and American PHOTO Magazine at the Shoreham Hotel in New York.
'Taste of Place' has also been on display in the corporate headquarters of Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY in their premier meeting space called
In 2000, her work was showcased at the Mario di Grassi Gallery in SoHo, generously sponsored by Audi. In 2003, June Harrison's retrospective entitled On The Ball was the last exhibition at the famed art gallery of Gershwin Hotel, fondly known as 'The Art Hotel'.
But it is the diversity and beauty of the subjects that you will see here, that really defines June Harrison as a world-class photographer. One creative director exclaimed after seeing the body of her work, "Yipes, you're twelve photographers in one!" We leave you to explore.