Abelardo Morell

Abelardo Morell

Photographer/Professor


Massachusetts College of Art and Design

New York, NY USA


Have some sense of hope, so that even when things are not feeling that great, you stick with it. You've got to work for a living.

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Abelardo Morell

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Themes: Hard Work
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Important Not To Be EsotericInterview Excerpt
Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Born in Cuba, his family fled to the U.S. when he was 14.
Had a working-class lifestyle in Cuba but arrived in America with next to nothing.
His family disapproved of his desire to become a photographer, didn't want him to stay stuck in poverty.
Took odd jobs as a janitor, a doorman, but always had a darkroom and kept up his passion on the side.
Says that achieving your goals won't (and shouldn't) be easy-he put 25 years of work in before he felt successful.
Stresses that everyone is working for a living-just because he's an "artist" doesn't mean he's lazy or somehow "above" anyone.
Likes photographing ordinary, everyday objects because they're "the things we all share."
Glad he found success later in life, says fame and success at too young an age makes people "cocky."
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Art/Art Studies, General
Bowdoin College
graduate
Graduate
Photography
Yale University
Career

Career

Photographer/Professor

I'm a fine art photographer and professor and am fascinated by simplicity and light in my camera obscura work.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Art
Art
Education
Education
Being Creative
Being Creative