Camera Obscura Image of Manhattan View Looking West in Empty Room, 1996

  • Abelardo Morell

    Camera Obscura Image of Manhattan View Looking West in Empty Room, 1996

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    Image size: 7.25 H x 9 W in. 

    Sheet size: 13.25 H x 16.5 W in. 

    Frame size: 16.5 H x 19.75 W in. 

  • Morell and his family fled Cuba in 1962, moving to New York City. Morell earned a Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College in 1977, and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University School of Art in 1981. He received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree from Bowdoin in 1997. Morell is well known in the photographic community for creating camera obscura images in various places around the world and photographing these. Morell was awarded the Cintas Foundation fellowship in 1992 and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 1993. Other awards he has received include the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award in 2011. In 1998 Morell was an artist-in-residence at Boston's Gardner Museum, and the following year, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts hosted his retrospective "Abelardo Morell and the Camera Eye". Morell served as the Professor Emeritus of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art. Houk Gallery is his exclusive representation, with his first show with the gallery displayed in their Zürich, Switzerland location in June 2013. The first retrospective of Morell's work in fifteen years was held at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, in an exhibition entitled "Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door." It was subsequently held at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.In 2002, Uwe Ommer was awarded an Honorary Fellowship to the Royal Photographic Society for the impact of his lifetime of work.
    Publish works:
    Photo edition 2. Verlag Photographie, Schaffhausen 1980.
    Exotic. Bahia Verlag, München 1983.
    Pirelli Calendar. 1984.
    Black ladies. Taco, Berlin 1987.
    Erotic Photographs. Taco, Berlin 1988.
    Uwe Ommer. Benedikt Taschen Verlag, Berlin 1990.
    Noumia. Vents d'Ouest, Issy-les-Moulineaux 1994.
    Black ladies. Taschen, Cologne 1995.
    Asian ladies. Taschen, Cologne 2000.
    1000 Families: das Familienalbum des Planeten Erde. Taschen, Cologne 2002.
    Transit : in 1424 Tagen um die Welt. Taschen, Cologne 2006.
    Do It Yourself, with Renaud Marchand. Taschen, Cologne 2007.


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