ARTISTS Stephen J Morgan

A Moments Chance (and other short stories) #9, 2010
C-type print mounted on aluminium
50 x 40 cm
Edition of 6
A Moments Chance (and other short stories) #31, 2010
C-type print mounted on aluminium
50 x 40 cm
Edition of 6
All Very Beautiful But Not Exactly What I’m Looking For #1, 2006
C-type print mounted on aluminium
50 x 40 cm
Edition of 6
All Very Beautiful But Not Exactly What I’m Looking For #6, 2006
C-type print mounted on aluminium
50 x 40 cm
Edition of 6
Cardinal Newman And The Birmingham Oratory #11, 2007
Digital C-type print
100 x 80 cm
Edition of 6
On Any Given Day #4, 2008
C-type print mounted on aluminium
50 x 40 cm
Edition of 6
Where My Grandfather Drank #1, 2002
Digital C-type print
100 x 80 cm
Edition of 6
Where My Grandfather Sang #1, 2002
C-type print mounted on aluminium
50 x 40 cm
Edition of 6

Working largely around his home town of Birmingham, Morgan has spent the last decade exploring the theme of memory, discovering his own relationship with it and its relationship with photography. He describes two distinct ways in which he approaches his work: the first being photographing what he knows; the second, looking beyond his immediate surroundings to find ‘the extraordinary in the everyday’. He explains, ‘With the first I attempt to bring fragments of my life to my attention, and with the second I hope to bring fragments of the everyday to the attention of the viewer.’ In both cases the focus and driving force come from himself.

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Press

Selected articles available to download

Six of the Best: Contemporary photographers, chosen by W.M. Hunt, The TImes, May 2012

Selected bibliography

Art Wednesday, An Interview with Stephen J. Morgan, June 2012
Aesthetica Magazine, Stephen J. Morgan, The Other Side of Everything, June 2012
Time Out Magazine, 10 best photographic shows in London, Stephen J. Morgan, The Other Side of Everything, June 2012
Wall Street International Magazine, Stephen J. Morgan, The Other Side of Everything, June 2012
Cent Magazine, Opposites: The Other Side of Everything, May 2012
Glass Magazine, The Mystic Lens, Peter Yeoh, Winter 2011
Cent Magazine, Art: To Tell Or Not To Tell? Rebecca Harris and Stephen J. Morgan, Spring/Summer 2011
Stephen J Morgan Photography, City by City Art Pulse, August 2010, Elle Hankinson.
Stephen J Morgan Photography, Glass Magazine, July / August 2010
The Wapping Project Bankside Presents Photography by Stephen J Morgan, Art Daily, July 2010
Stephen J Morgan at the Wapping Project Bankside, Luxsure, Modepass, July 2010
From the council estates to the Wapping Project, Crane TV, July 2010
The Wapping Project Bankside Presents Photography By Stephen J Morgan., All Art News, July 2010
Stephen J Morgan Photography The Wapping Project Bankside 8th July – 14th August 2010, Creative Review, July 2010
The Wapping Project Bankside presents photography by Stephen J Morgan, Digital Camera and Digital Photography News, July 2010
The Wapping Project Bankside presents photography by Stephen J Morgan, Fine Art News, July 2010
Arts: Stephen J Morgan, Fused Magazine, July 2010
Stephen J Morgan on photography: From the council estate to the Wapping Project Gallery, The Huffington Post , July 2010.
Stephn J Morgan, Time Out Magazine, July 2010
Family Roots in Focus, Saturday Times, April 2005
Like Father Like Son, Blueprint, May 2005
Reasonable Behavior, BJP, June 2001

Biography

Born 1970, Ladywood, Birmingham, UK.
Lives and works in the UK.

Education

BA (hons) Photography, West Surrey College of Art & Design, Farnham, UK

Solo Exhibitions

2014

Between Here And Another Country, Islington Refuge centre, London
Between Here And Another Country, The Place, London

2013

The Other Side Of Everything, Wapping Project Bankside, London, UK

2011

Fragments, The Front View, Whitstable, UK

2010

Photographs, 2002-2010, The Wapping Project Bankside, London

2006

Four Stages For People, A Birmingham Central Library Photographic Archive commission in association with Symphony Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Urban Fusion

2005

The Morgans: I Was Born an English Catholic, The Wapping Project, London

2001

Reasonable Behaviour, The Wapping Project, London

1996

About a Young Idea, Levi’s Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions

2013

Group Show, The Wapping Project Bankside London, UK

2012

Edition IV, The Wapping Project Bankside London, UK;

2011

Gallery Review New Work, The Wapping Project Bankside London, UK
Tales From The North, Photon, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2010

Women, Gallery Review Part 2, The Wapping Project Bankside London
Gallery Review Part 1, The Wapping Project Bankside London

2007

Station, Severn Valley Railway, A Birmingham Central Library Photographic Archive commission, Curzon Street Gallery, Birmingham

2003

Twenty White Chairs, The Wapping Project, London
Twenty White Chairs, Jerwood Space, London

1995

John Kobal Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
Quality Control, Mall Galleries, London

Publications

A Moment Too Far, Stephen J. Morgan, Marwood London, 2015
Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs, Henry Carroll, Laurence King Publishing, 2014
Collect Contemporary Photography, Jocelyn Phillips, Thames & Hudson, 2012
John Kobal Award Catalogue, National Portrait Gallery, 1995

Collections

Birmingham Central Library Photographic Archive

Lectures & Talks

2013

Urban Photography: A Series Of Conversations, with Paul Halliday (Goldsmiths, University of London) The Wapping Project Bankside, London

2012

Urban Encounters, The Image of Public Space, Conference, Tate Britain
Sandwell College, Oldbury, West Midlands

2011

Photon, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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