I am a photographer who was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. I received a B.S. in Microbiology from the Pennsylvania State University. I consider myself to be an emerging artist who is seeking avenues for artistic expression. I have been a passionate lover of photography for many years and I continue to be amazed by the world that I am blessed to see. As a trained scientist, I am curious and most intrigued by that which is not obvious at first glance. My goal is to explore my subjects and create images that reverently extend my world view. My hope is that my work will be a provocative commentary on the observation of life.
I have done photography for several Minneapolis based groups including the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, the Penumbra Theatre, the Wilma Gary Quilt Dissertation, and the Celebration of LIfe Mural Project. My work has been on display at several venues in the Twin Cities in the past few years. They include the Cobblestone Gardens Art Fair, the Powderhorn Art Fair, Juneteenth Celebration , “Big Blaq - The End of Acquiescence”, UROC Gallery Show - “The Stories Within Us”, “Ya Feel Me” at Obsidian Arts, Black History Month exhibits at Hennepin Gallery in the Hennepin County Government Center , “Fight Like a Mother” at the ColorWheel Gallery, "Black I's" at Obsidian Arts, UROC (Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center) and Emerge Community Center. I created several public art pieces for Arts on Chicago, a yearlong project to enliven the arts corridor on Chicago Ave. in Minneapolis.
I am always interested in making images that tell stories about the incredible souls I am blessed to meet. With that perspective in mind, I am currently exploring new themes in my work that discuss culture, class and the social issues that impact my community.
Stephanie D. Morris, photographer