SOURCE: Market Pavilion Hotel

August 07, 2006 10:30 ET

Photographer Unveils Portraits of Paul Newman, Carly Simon, Truman Capote & Others in First Ever Retrospective

CHARLESTON, SC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 7, 2006 -- Award-winning photographer Brownie Harris (, described by journalist Bill Moyers as a true artist, will present his work for sale for the first time in a debut exhibition at The Market Pavilion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina from November 17 through 19, 2006.

Harris' 70-piece collection, "American Icons: A 30 Year Retrospective," will feature a spectacular portrait of John F. Kennedy, Jr. which currently hangs in the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

"It was the first studio portrait done after the White House years, since the young Kennedy had been a small child," said Rebecca Pierce, Chairman of the Kennedy Hyannis Museum. "It is really very significant. It served as a touchstone for the public in their grief over the untimely death of John F. Kennedy Jr."

Hailed among the great American portrait photographers, Harris began his career in New York City at WNET-Thirteen where Bill Moyers and Dick Cavett asked Harris to shoot portraits of their celebrity guests. Since then Harris continued to photograph people and location imagery and has captured some of the most celebrated icons of the 20th century. Portraits of Sophia Loren, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Paul Newman, Truman Capote, Rudolf Nureyev, James Earl Jones, and Bob Hope will be included in the exhibit. Harris' work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Town & Country, Forbes, and many other publications.

Travel packages to the Exhibition will be offered by The Market Pavilion Hotel, a member of Leading Small Hotels of the World. With prices beginning at $1,100 per person based on double occupancy, plus tax, Harris Exhibition packages include arrival on Thursday, November 16, and departure on Monday, November 20, 2006. Featuring an array of special amenities and commemorative "American Icons," Harris Exhibit celebrations packages include luxury accommodations, airport transfers, an intimate "Shoot the Breeze with Brownie" Afternoon Tea, when guests can chat with the celebrated artist in an intimate setting prior to the Exhibition; attendance at one of the two (evening) Harris Exhibits, and Sunday Brunch for two at The Market Pavilion Hotel. Packages also include a city tour lead by a private guide, and a signed photograph of Charleston by Mr. Harris.

For information and reservations, please visit or call 877-440-2250.

Editors Note: Photography available on request

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