Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Photographer #358: Christopher Morris

Christopher Morris, 1958, USA, is a founding member of VII photo agency and a highly versatile photographer. In the first 20 years of his career he was a war photographer, covering conflicts in former Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Afghanistan and Panama amongst many others. In Chechnya he realised he wanted to change his course which led to an 8 year assignment for Time Magazine as a White House photographer following the Bush administration. During the Bush-era, he published his first monograph called My America. The book is a personal journey into a Republican America. The change from war photography, being very uncontrolled and spontaneous, to the White House photographer, being very controlled and staged, shifted his photography into a new direction which includes staged, documentary and portrait work. Currently Christopher has even ventured into fashion photography. He is a regular contributor for the Italian fashion magazine AMICA. The following images come from the series Obama's Burden, My America and Chechen War.




Website: www.christophermorrisphotography.com

2 comments:

O Alfaiate Lisboeta said...

inspiring blog! congrats!

lux.pictor said...

Its unbelievable. The black and white picture of the boy, in the middle of the third line!

Now: There's a picture from James Nachtwey, which shows exactly the same boy, in the same town, on the same road and alsmost at the same spot!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_w-pPCgqFMF8/TRc3ANjnclI/AAAAAAAABCw/fX9mRlM7BQI/s1600/james_nachtwey.jpg

Both photographers must have been at the same time on the same spot! Both of them took a picture of the boy. Its really interesting how a single historical is going to be (photographically) perceived in different views.