“What happens when someone allows you to look at them intently?” This is the question photographer Ron Morris asks in his series, Portraits. Taken from 1969 to 1982, the images show a range of individuals who have allowed Morris a close look at their lives. The black and white photos exhibit simple compositions, but the faces and bodies on display articulate something more complex.
Ron Morris studied photography at the University of Louisville and the Massachusetts College of Art where he earned his MFA. He has exhibited in New England and New York and has taught at Boston area colleges. For the past twenty-five years, Mr. Morris has taught photography and art at a high school outside of Boston. He retired this past year and returned to his hometown in Louisville, Kentucky.
Mr. Morris’ work is in several art collections and he worked for three years at a nationally recognized residential photography workshop, Apeiron, in upstate New York. He participated in an NEA funded photography project documenting Long Island. His work appeared also in “Local Light: Photographs Made in Kentucky”, Gnomen Press, Lexington, Kentucky and in Camera Magazine, July 1974, “Young Photographers”. The New York Times interviewed Mr. Morris about the Long Island Project and the Boston Globe and the New York Times have reviewed his work.
His photographs have been exhibited at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Hofstra University, MIT, the Portland Art Museum, Newton Art Center, Vision Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, the New England School of Photography, the Memphis Academy of Art, the Hudson River Museum, Northeastern University and Texas A&M University.
For more information on purchasing or displaying artwork, we can direct you to our art coordinator, Joanna Miller, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also talk to your lovely Baristas, who can help you purchase the pieces you see on display.
Morris’ Portraits will be on display at our Baxter location through November. For more information and work by Morris, visit his website: http://ronmorrisphotographs.weebly.com/