The Phillip Harrington photography archive shows photographs of Elvis Presley, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Benny Goodman, Nat King Cole, Nancy Sinatra, Gary Snyder, Edward Abbey, Jack Kerouac, John Cage, Charles Lloyd, Russia, 1956, Sergey Obraztsov, Alexei Zoubov, Alik Salgannik, Viktor Zelchenko, Tallinn Jazz, Lauren Bacall, Tennessee Williams, the Smothers Brothers and many others
In 1957, Harrington entered China against a U.S. State Department ban on newsmen entering the communist nation. The Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, threatened to jail Harrington, or at least revoke his passport. Harrington responded by sending a telegraph that the roads were washed out and he could not return. The articles produced from these images won Harrington and Edmund Stevens the George Polk award for magazine reporting.