• Blue Billie, 2002

    Blue Billie, 2002

  • Billie #24, 2002

    Billie #24, 2002

  • Billie #11, 2002

    Billie #11, 2002

  • Billie #21, 2002

    Billie #21, 2002

  • Billie #22, 2002

    Billie #22, 2002

  • Memoirs of Hadrian #22, 2002

    Memoirs of Hadrian #22, 2002

  • Memoirs of Hadrian #17, 2002

    Memoirs of Hadrian #17, 2002

  • Memoirs of Hadrian #25, 2002

    Memoirs of Hadrian #25, 2002

  • Je Ne Sais Quoi #5, 2002

    Je Ne Sais Quoi #5, 2002

  • Je Ne Sais Quoi #1, 2002

    Je Ne Sais Quoi #1, 2002

  • Better Days #7, 2002

    Better Days #7, 2002

  • Josephine #17, 2002

    Josephine #17, 2002

  • Memoirs of Hadrian #19, 2002

    Memoirs of Hadrian #19, 2002

  • Memoirs of Hadrian #32, 2002

    Memoirs of Hadrian #32, 2002

This series of 20 x 24-inch dye-diffusion Polaroid prints consist of performative self-portraits, ranging from portrayals of jazz singer Billie Holiday and a bloodied boxer, to layered mise-en-scènes and multiple exposures evoking modernism’s ambivalent “negrophilia.” A selection of twenty works from this series (with accompanying text by Anna Deavere Smith) was included in a monograph titled Lyle Ashton Harris, published by Gregory R. Miller in 2003.