Jack Morton, a professional photographer in Raleigh and grandson of Hugh Morton will give a presentation titled “My Grandfather and His Camera” this evening at Barton College as part of the opening reception for the exhibit “Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective.” Installed in the Barton Art Galleries (Case Art Building, 700 Vance St. NE, Wilson, NC) the reception begins at 5:00 p.m and the presentation starts at 6:30 p.m. The exhibit will be at Barton College through October 3. This is the third venue for the exhibit, which debuted a year ago.
Jack Morton will talk about the influence his grandfather had on him and his development as an artist. Regular readers of A View to Hugh may recall “The Doors Shall Remain Open,” a post written by Jack Hilliard last year that includes a photograph of the two Mortons on the sidelines during a UNC football game. That post has a link to an article also titled “My Grandfather and his Camera” written by Jack Morton in 2003. It will be interesting to hear how Jack continues to be influenced by his grandfather’s photography more than a decade later.
On September 16, I will be giving a presentation at Barton titled “Hugh Morton’s Rise To His Photographic Peak.” I explore the first three decades of Morton’s photographic career, share my experience of curating and producing the exhibit, and discuss several photographs that are part of the exhibition. During the day I’ll be meeting in the gallery with a hisory of photography class. I am looking forward to both trips to Wilson!
Please note: “Operator error” caused a number of reader’s comments from the past few weeks to disappear from the blog a couple days ago. I ceased activities on the blog until I could recover them this morning. My apologies!