Dear Leader, Christopher Morris

On 3 October, photographer Christopher Morris will give a talk about his exhibition, My America, and present a short film, “Dear Leader” which he made during the same period:

“The catalyst for the Dear Leader short came about late in 2006 when the President was really making a push on the war on terror. There was this foreboding vision of the presidency that I had formed by covering the White House for Time magazine through some very difficult years. I had watched up close how our government, led by the President, prepped our population for what was the inevitable, the invasion of Iraq. The main body of work I produced during this time period was ‘My America.’ With this body of work there was something that my still images failed to capture. The absolute and unequivocal message that our government wanted us to believe, hence, the Dear Leader.”

This not-to-be missed event will be held at HOST Gallery on 3 October at 6.30pm.
Tickets are £8 (£5 Foto8 members).

Christopher Morris – My America at HOST Gallery runs from 3 Oct – 15 Nov.