The Journal

A collection of curiosities by photographer and storyteller Adam Ryan Morris.

November 8, 2017

‘OMG’ in Chinese?!

From the moment American Craft asked me to make portraits of Helen Lee, I was enthralled by her use of language. But how would we make her work stand out?

October 11, 2017

Key art for ‘Blood at Doorstep’ documentary

What a privilege. My portrait of Nate Hamilton, who with his family turned to activism after his brother Dontre was killed by a police officer in 2014, is key art for Erik Ljung's important documentary The Blood Is At The Doorstep. A series of images from my project on the family was selected for the Communication Arts Photo Annual, too.

October 3, 2017

BuzzFeed. And a lynching.

What do you do when you're the only man ever to survive a lynching in America? Or when you're the photographer telling his story?

September 5, 2017

A Force of Nature

What do you get when you put outdoor company owners, executives, directors; government officials, activists, a creative agency, and a photographer together? A force of nature.

August 1, 2017

Passion That Makes a Point

Meet Bryan Cera — Master maker of useless machines. Useless machines that apparently make a point. But what point? Useless things can’t make a point, right? Or can they?