Thursday, September 16, 7pm
The School of Visual Arts Amphitheatre
209 E. 23rd Street (2nd and 3rd Ave), 3rd Floor
(please bring photo ID for building entry)
Q & A to follow the lecture.
Free to CCNY members, SVA students, faculty, and staff
General admission $5, $3 for other students with ID
Alex Morel was born in New York in 1973, growing up in both the Dominican Republic and the United States. He studied at St. John’s University, completing his BFA in 1997, was part of the full-time program in General Studies in Photography at ICP during 1994-1995, and finished the MFA program at Rutgers University in 2001. From 2001 to 2004, he worked as a photographer on assignment for several international organizations such as the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO-WHO), Organization of American States (OAS), and Accion International, among others. His personal work has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1995. In 2002 he received the ELJ Biennale Award from the Centro Leon museum, one of the most important cultural recognitions in the Caribbean and Central American region, and the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland presented the first solo survey of his work in 2005. Since 2000, he has taught photography and visual arts, and has been a Visiting Artist at several educational and cultural institutions in the United States and abroad. He resides in New York, and is currently teaching at St. John’s University.