Christopher Morris (photographer)
Christopher Morris (born California 1958) is an American photojournalist, best known for his war photographs.
Life and work
Most of Morris' work has concentrated on war. Some of the wars he photographed were the US invasion of Iraq, the drug war in Colombia, the Persian Gulf war, the wars in Afghanistan, Somalia, Yugoslavia, and Chechnya − more than 18 foreign conflicts. He documented the presidency of George W. Bush for Time, and is a founding member of the VII Photo Agency.
In recent years, Morris has worked on his monograph, My America which was published in 2006. My America was produced while on assignment for TIME magazine covering U.S. President George W. Bush. Morris describes My America as his personal journey into a Republican America. Through portraits and landscapes, Morris hopes that the viewer "sees what he saw and feels what he felt - a nation that has wrapped its eyes so tightly in red, white, and blue that it has gone blind."
Morris has received a multitude of awards for his work, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal award, The Olivier Rebbot award and the Feature Photography award from the Overseas Press Club; the Magazine Photographer of the Year award from the University of Missouri School of Journalism; Two Infinity Photojournalist awards from the International Center of Photography, New York; the Visa d'Or award; and numerous World Press Photo Awards.
- Official website
- Time magazine bio on Christopher Morris
- VII Photo Agency Bio
- Hasted Hunt Gallery - Christopher Morris
- My America book review
- Steidl My America
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