Tag: Christopher Morris

Honoring the creation of VII Photo Agency – The Eye of Photography

Perpignan, Visa pour l’image festival, September 8, 2001. For a few years, a certain gloom reigns over the world of photojournalism, in seemingly continuous decline. Then, however, a group of seven photojournalists– Alexandra Boulat, Ron Haviv, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Christopher Morris, James Nachtwey, and John Stanmeyer– announced the formation of VII, a traditional photo agency based on the global Web.

Link:
http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/en/2017/04/10/article/159945957/honoring-the-creation-of-vii-photo-agency/

Conversation: Christopher Morris and Jošt Franko

As a part of the VII Mentor Program, emerging photographer Jošt Franko has been mentored by VII member Christopher Morris for the past two years. In this edition of Conversations, Morris talks about what sets Franko’s work apart, Franko shares his future goals, and together they discuss the dynamics of their working relationship

Link:
http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/29/conversation-christopher-morris-and-jost-franko/

Conclave: A Short Film by Christopher Morris

TIME assigned contract photographer Christopher Morris to document the Papal Conclave earlier this week. In addition to his work as a photojournalist, Morris also directed and produced a short film, ‘Conclave’, about the anticipation of the crowds congregating in St. Peter’s Square for the announcement of the new Pope.

Link:
http://lightbox.time.com/2013/03/14/conclave-a-short-film-by-christopher-morris/

‘Americans’: Christopher Morris Captures a Nation Divided

I’ve taken real pains to make sure there’s no political photography. There aren’t any portraits of Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, and no pictures of rally signs. Instead, I sought to make an anthropological study of America—not for this week, or for this past election cycle—but a body of work that future generations could look back on to get a sense of the country’s mood.

Link:
http://lightbox.time.com/2012/12/03/americans-christopher-morris-captures-a-nation-divided/#end

Mr. President

Pivotal midterm elections in the United States are taking place on Tuesday November 2nd. President Barack Obama is under increasing pressure from the Republican Party and the Tea Party to maintain control of the U.S. Congress. We thought it would be interesting to look at an exclusive interview with Christopher Morris about the three videos he has done about the President and the difficulties he faces.

Link:
http://magazine.viiphoto.com/index.php/feature/show/287

Christopher Morris, ‘Shut up, stop thinking for yourself and kneel before the almighty war photographer’s pictures’. Rafiqui., ‘Err, maybe not tonight Chris’.

The VII photographer Christopher Morris has responded to my post ‘The War Photographers biggest story: themselves‘, which I published a few days ago, and which seems to have hit a nerve. I’m posting his comment in full below as well as a response from Asim Rafiqui, who recieved The Aftermath grant in 2009.

Link:
http://lalettredelaphotographie.com/entries/graciela-iturbide-by-christian-caujolle

Theater of War: Photographs by Christopher Morris

TIME contract photographer Christopher Morris, on assignment in Libya for nearly a month, has been documenting what Libyan government minders have orchestrated, and beyond. Working quickly, often times shooting from inside the tour bus and under the radar of government minders, Morris’s photographs transcend the intent of his guides, capturing the subtleties of a closely watched society at war with itself.

Link:
http://lightbox.time.com/2011/04/08/theater-of-war-photographs-by-christopher-morris/#1