• Untitled (Face #182 Senam), 2007

    Untitled (Face #182 Senam), 2007

  • Untitled (Back #182 Senam), 2007

    Untitled (Back #182 Senam), 2007

  • Untitled (Face #112 Kevin), 2004

    Untitled (Face #112 Kevin), 2004

  • Untitled (Back #112 Kevin), 2004

    Untitled (Back #112 Kevin), 2004

  • Untitled (Face #170 Kehinde), 2006

    Untitled (Face #170 Kehinde), 2006

  • Untitled (Back #170 Kehinde), 2006

    Untitled (Back #170 Kehinde), 2006

  • Untitled (Face #176 Shirin), 2006

    Untitled (Face #176 Shirin), 2006

  • Untitled (Back #176 Shirin), 2006

    Untitled (Back #176 Shirin), 2006

  • Untitled (Face #173 Tony), 2006

    Untitled (Face #173 Tony), 2006

  • Untitled (Back #173 Tony), 2006

    Untitled (Back #173 Tony), 2006

  • Untitled (Face #160 Kara), 2006

    Untitled (Face #160 Kara), 2006

  • Untitled (Back #160 Kara), 2006

    Untitled (Back #160 Kara), 2006

  • Untitled (Face #142 Robert), 2005

    Untitled (Face #142 Robert), 2005

  • Untitled (Back #142 Robert), 2005

    Untitled (Back #142 Robert), 2005

  • Untitled (Face #193 Fred), 2007

    Untitled (Face #193 Fred), 2007

  • Untitled (Back #193 Fred), 2007

    Untitled (Back #193 Fred), 2007

  • Untitled (Face #92 Cindy), 1998

    Untitled (Face #92 Cindy), 1998

  • Untitled (Back #92 Cindy), 1998

    Untitled (Back #92 Cindy), 1998

  • Untitled (Face #171 Thelma), 2006

    Untitled (Face #171 Thelma), 2006

  • Untitled (Back #171 Thelma), 2006

    Untitled (Back #171 Thelma), 2006

  • Untitled (Face #2 Chuck), 1998

    Untitled (Face #2 Chuck), 1998

  • Untitled (Back #2 Chuck), 1998

    Untitled (Back #2 Chuck), 1998

  • Untitled (Back #17 Mystery), 1998

    Untitled (Back #17 Mystery), 1998

  • Untitled (Face #17 Mystery), 1998

    Untitled (Face #17 Mystery), 1998

  • Untitled (Face #159 Anna), 2006

    Untitled (Face #159 Anna), 2006

  • Untitled (Back #159 Anna), 2006

    Untitled (Back #159 Anna), 2006

  • Untitled (Face #57 Catherine),1998

    Untitled (Face #57 Catherine), 1998

  • Untitled (Back #57 Catherine),1998

    Untitled (Back #57 Catherine),1998

  • Untitled (Face #145 Al), 2004

    Untitled (Face #145 Al), 2004

  • Untitled (Back #145 Al), 2004

    Untitled (Back #145 Al), 2004

  • Untitled (Face #184 Marilyn), 2007

    Untitled (Face #184 Marilyn), 2007

  • Untitled (Back #184 Marilyn), 2007

    Untitled (Back #184 Marilyn), 2007

  • Untitled (Face #14 Renee), 1998

    Untitled (Face #14 Renee), 1998

  • Untitled (Back #14 Renee), 1998

    Untitled (Back #14 Renee), 1998

  • Untitled (Face #134 Jim), 2004

    Untitled (Face #134 Jim), 2004

  • Untitled (Back #134 Jim), 2004

    Untitled (Back #134 Jim), 2004

  • Untitled (Face #155 Lyle), 2000

    Untitled (Face #155 Lyle), 2000

  • Untitled (Back #155 Lyle), 2000

    Untitled (Back #155 Lyle), 2000

Photographed over a ten-year period using a large-format Polaroid camera, “The Chocolate Portraits” consist of 200 subjects, each portrayed as dual images (the face and back of the head). These unique 20 x 24-inch monochromatic dye-diffusion transfer prints represent individuals across the social spectrum. Work from this series was first exhibited in 1998 at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, Connecticut) and in 2011 at the Studio Museum in Harlem (New York). In 2009 a monograph of the complete series, titled “Excessive Exposure,” was published by Gregory R. Miller, featuring an introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a critical essay by curator Okwui Enwezor, and a conversation between Harris and the artist Chuck Close.