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September 11, 2006

Christopher Morris

Filed under: artists,books — alecsothblog @ 12:52 pm

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© Christopher Morris

When I was working on a book at Steidl last winter, I saw a very good mock up for a book by a photographer I’d never heard of. The work stayed with me. It turns out that the photographer is Christopher Morris and the book, My America, is now out. He also has a show at Hasted Hunt.

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15 Comments

  1. Christopher Morris is a great photographer and I should be getting his book in the mail soon. The website link to his name isn’t right though. That’s a different photographer named Christopher Morris! The Christopher Morris your talking about works can be viewed http://www.viiphoto.com

    Comment by Justin Vela — September 14, 2006 @ 3:30 am

  2. Thanks for catching that Justin. By the way, the link on your name doesn’t seem to work. http://www.justinvela.com , right?

    Comment by Alec Soth — September 14, 2006 @ 7:29 am

  3. Yep, thanks for catching that. Forgot the .com bit. Website exactness…

    Comment by Justin Vela — September 18, 2006 @ 4:03 am

  4. Again…when the page loaded it put my website automatically in the form as I posted before. Should have double checked.

    Comment by Justin Vela — September 18, 2006 @ 4:05 am

  5. Thanks for the link, loved the quote on Steidl’s website.

    “Hopefully,” Morris says, “you will see what I saw and feel what I felt—a nation that has wrapped its eyes so tightly in red, white, and blue that it has gone blind. This is ‘My America’.”

    Comment by Justin Reed — September 18, 2006 @ 2:47 pm

  6. Brought me great joy to know I made it onto your “Other Artist Blog.” Hopefully you will enjoy the book.

    Comment by Christopher Morris — September 22, 2006 @ 8:28 pm

  7. Congrats on the book and show Christopher. I hope our paths cross someday (Maybe at the Magnum vs. VII softball game?)

    Comment by Alec Soth — September 22, 2006 @ 9:12 pm

  8. VII can only field 10 players, while Magnum has a very deep bench….

    Comment by Christopher Morris — September 22, 2006 @ 9:21 pm

  9. Sure, we have depth, but a lot of our players have become managers. VII has youth. Maybe we should do another trade. The Anderson / Richards blockbuster seems to have been a success for both clubs.

    Comment by Alec Soth — September 22, 2006 @ 9:58 pm

  10. Loved Gene coming on board…. Hated losing Chris….
    But can they play softball….

    Comment by Christopher Morris — September 22, 2006 @ 10:42 pm

  11. Justin Vela, Thank you for pointing out that I’m the Christopher Morris from VII and not the Christopher Morris.com from Canada….

    thanks……

    Comment by Christopher Morris — September 22, 2006 @ 10:45 pm

  12. Hi Chris,
    Its your nephew Jason in Los Angeles. Keep up the good work man, you make your family proud. I always enjoy looking at your pictures, and I am looking forward to reading your book also.

    Sincerely,

    Jason Morris

    Comment by Jason Morris — October 2, 2006 @ 10:00 am

  13. Ooops my bad Chris, meant to write ‘Cousin’ not ‘Nephew’.

    Cheers!

    Comment by Jason Morris — October 2, 2006 @ 10:14 am

  14. Wow… Jason… You found me on the web… Say hello to your mom and dad…

    Comment by Christopher Morris — October 2, 2006 @ 9:01 pm

  15. Hi Chris,
    Awesome book! I got a copy of it last week, I really enjoyed it. I like the half-people pictures. Good eye…

    Cheers!

    Comment by Jason Morris — November 14, 2006 @ 12:05 pm


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