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July 6, 2023

Photographing Wilco: A Conversation with Charles Harris, Part 1

Photographing Wilco: A Conversation with Charles Harris, Part 1

In this episode of Shoving Wilco," a podcast dedicated to celebrating the music and legacy of Wilco, we visit with legendary photographer Charles Harris. For over two decades, Charles has been documenting the band's journey through his lens, capturing their essence and creating iconic images that have become synonymous with Wilco's visual identity.

We will explore how his passion for photography and Wilco intertwined, leading him on a serendipitous path that would forever connect him to Wilco. Charles shares a series of remarkable stories — from a random email that completely changed the trajectory of his career to an unforgettable Wilco concert, that was historical in nature, yet, Charles left his camera in the car! 

Prepare to be engrossed and captivated as we dive deep into Charles Harris's unique perspective and his love of Wilco. His anecdotes and experiences offer listeners an intimate glimpse into the band's world, both on and off stage. You'll gain a new appreciation for the artistry and passion that drives both the musicians and those who capture their essence through the lens.

You can find more of Charles’ work here.

You can also head over to his Communication Arts Profile   

Charles is also on Instagram and can be found at @charles_harris_photo

In the show, Charles references a specific photo that Spencer Tweedy referenced. You can see that photo here.

As for a favorite Wilco photo from Charles? He says this one is a fav.