Christopher Morris

Christopher Morris

France 1958


Christopher Morris
Christopher Morris
March 11, 2014
Jean is researcher and author for Widewalls.

Christopher Morris born in 1958 in California, USA currently based in France.  Morris has a degree in Bachelor of Science in Photography from Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale and recipient of Advanced Studies Scholarship form International Center of Photography, NY. 

Morris belongs to what is surely one of the most exclusive clubs in all of photojournalism: he is a “war” photographer.

And though he balks slightly at being regarded as just a war photographer, the 42-year-old Time magazine contract photographer is, by his own estimate, one of “fewer than 20” photographers that roam the globe for the sole purpose of documenting violent social eruptions and armed conflicts.

In his career Morris has documented over 18 foreign conflicts. He provided up-close coverage of brutal drug-related violence in Medellin, Colombia; Guerrilla fighting in Afghanistan, and the United States invasion of Panama and has made numerous trips to Russia and the former Soviet Union to photograph the vicious battles of revolution and resistance in Chechnya.

Morris also provided extensive coverage of the Persian Gulf War, from the first deployment of United States troops until the final, climatic liberation of Kuwait.

And most recently, Morris created some of the most human images to emerge from the devastatingly inhuman civil wars in the former Yugoslavia.

For his work, Morris has been given a multitude of honors, including: the Robert Cape Gold Medal Award from the Overseas Press Club. For his work in Yugoslavia; The Olivier Reboot award also from the Overseas Press Club.

The Magazine Photographer of the Year Award from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. The Infinity Photojournalist award from the International Center of Photography, And numerous World press photos awards over the years.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2012New FashionCity Museum, Ljubljana, SolveniaSolo
2012Almost Dawn in LibyaMisrata, Benghazi, Tripoli & Zitan, LibyaGroup
2012I SeeGriffin Museum of Photography, Boston, MAGroup
2011Outside InNorton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FLGroup
2011North KoreaLucca Photo Festival, Lucca, ItalyGroup
2010Questions Without AnswersTufs University, MAGroup
2010The AmericaFoto Leggendo, Musei Capitolini, Rome, ItalyGroup
2010Un Reve AmericainPavillion Populaire Montpellier, FranceGroup
2010AfghanistanMuseum of Army, The Invalides. Paris, FranceGroup
2010WarzoneNoorderlicht Festival, Groningen, NetherlandsGroup
2010Our HistoryThe Oradour Memory Center, d'Oradour-sur-Glance, FranceGroup
2009Our World at WarICRC Newseum Washington D.CGroup
2009Our World at War401 Projects New YorkGroup
2009Our World at WarCanadian Red Cross, ICRC TokyoGroup
2009Our World at WarICRC, TokyoGroup
2009Our World at WarEspace SIG du Pont de la Machine GenevaGroup
2009Parallel PerceptionsEmerging Artist at New York City Opera, NYGroup
2009Our HistoryAndre Malraux Center, SarajevoGroup
2009AmericaGalley FNAC toulon, Nimes, Perpignan & Montparnasse, Paris, FranceSolo
2009AmericaGallery FNAC Milan, Rome, Turin, Verona & Naples, ItalySolo
2008PatriotrismMuseum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, ColoradoSolo
2008My AmericaZone Zero Gallery Washington D.CSolo
2008My AmericaHost Gallery, London, EnglandSolo
2008HumankindHasted Hunt Gallery NYGroup
2007My AmericaBoulder Museum of Contemporary ArtGroup
2007Material WorldNoorderlicht Festival, Groningen, NetherlandsGroup
2007My AmericaNoorderlicht Festival, Groningen, NetherlandsGroup
2006My AmericaHasted Hunt Gallery NYSolo
2005Traces & Omens, Ghosts of the ConfederacyNoorderlicht FestivalGroup
2004Warzone, USA-Afghanistan-IraqWarr Phoo Limited, DubrovnikGroup
2004RethinkTufts University, MAGroup
2004Envoys of WarTufts University, MAGroup
2004Invitation to WarInternational Centre Excavations, Verona, ItalyGroup
2004The New RepublicVisa pour I'Image, Perpignan, FranceGroup
2004New RepublicMary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2003WarInternational Centre of Photography, NYGroup
2002WarThe Musee du Louvre, Paris, FranceGroup
2000ConflictsThe Museum of Contemporary History Milan, ItalySolo
1998New YorkForum de Halles, Paris, FranceSolo
1998My ConflictVisa pour I'Image, Perpignan, FranceGroup
1990New WorkVisa pour I'Image, Perpignan, FranceGroup