A photographic survey by Major Morris (1921 -2016)
May 8 - September 26, 2021
A collection of 42 documentary photographs by Major Morris. (1921-2016) His photos, mostly taken in Boston and Philadelphia during the 1960s, start with young children and take the viewer through older ages, finally reaching the Poor Peoples March of 1968 in Washington, D.C. But his emphasis is on the importance of nurturing children, on education, on encouraging a child to be the best that they can be. This fascinating exhibition is shown in our North Gallery till September 26th. Hours are 10 to 4, Thursdays to Sundays in May and June and Fridays to Sundays, July through September.
"I am not certain of just what message you will receive from the things that I share with you today, but there is one thing that I would like to feel has been made evident, and that is my deep and abiding belief in the value of ethnic and cultural identity for the many groups that made up the mosaic of the American society."
“In my photographic experience I have always been drawn to capturing images of what life was for me as I groped my way through an underprivileged youthful existence; what life continues to be for so many young people living in circumstances similar to those of my early childhood, and in capturing those images, expressing what I feel about the strength and beauty of those children who refuse to be victims. What I see is the reality of the physical circumstances into which these youngsters have been brought to life."
"... Care to Share?"
“What I see is the indomitable spirit that feeds the imagination, the curiosity, the need for doing that is natural to these and all youngsters during their formative years. I see the possibilities for growth, for the excitement of learning, for the formation of dreams that will take them up and out into productive, contributive lives. What I see is the need for the dreams to be nurtured! That is what my photographs are about!”
"At The Resort"
"I Have a Dream"