Danielle Morris (°1993, Philadelphia) is a self-taught photographer who mainly works in street and self-portraiture. With a conceptual approach, Morris absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice.
Her works are often about the relativity of perception and its direct contrast with the absolution of existence. Morris focuses on the psychosocial effects life's mundane and extraordinary experiences have on people in the ‘public space’ or more specifically, on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: the non-private space, the non-privately owned space, and space that is expressed through proximity to her subjects and their otherness to her sense of self. Her method of visual storytelling invokes contemplation and encourages self-reflection, while taking care not to re-traumatize viewers.
Morris is an advanced photography instructor at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, received a curatorial internship at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, was a teaching artist in Drexel University’s ‘Writers Room’ residency, and a contributing artist in the 2018-2019 “Women’s Mobile Museum” residency led by South African visual activist Zanele Muholi. She has exhibited in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts’ in the Works on Paper Gallery; and the Colored Girls Museum’s 2019 “In Search of the Colored Girl” exhibition. Morris was also a contributing artist in the 2018 SPACES Residency, "Home Court" lead by visual artist Shawn Theodore. She has exhibited at The Barnes Foundation through Let's Connect Philly, where she placed in the top 20 of the participating artists. Commercially, she has worked with Apple, Bulgari, Louboutin, Roc Nation, and Tiffany and Co.
'Women's Mobile Museum' The Corcoran Gallery
'In Search of the Colored Girl' The Colored Girls Museum, Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia
'Women's Mobile Museum'
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia
Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia
'Women's Mobile Museum Community Exhibitions'
Juniata Park + Dixon House,
"Lets Connect Philly'The Barnes Foundation,
Drexel University, Philadelphia
Women's Mobile Museum
PEW, William Penn Foundation, and PPAC,
Vox Populi MakeShift