Morgan Ford Willingham
Open-and-shut, 2011

4 in H x 9 in W
Image Notes
11 x 14 paper
Catalogue Number
Current Location
Society for Photographic Education Multicultural Caucus National Portfolio

About the Artist

Morgan Ford Willingham

BirthplaceSouth Carolina
Light Work RelationshipDonation, 2014 (by The Society for Photographic Education)


Morgan Ford Willingham is a photographic artist and educator. After receiving a MFA in photography from Texas Woman’s University, she moved to the Midwest to pursue a career in academia and art making. Morgan’s work examines the various historical and contemporaneous ways in which identity is shaped by external influences through the use of various mediums, including photography, book arts, and installation. Her work has been widely exhibited, including Humble Arts Gallery in NYC, Filter Photo in Chicago, and the Hite Institute of Art in Louisville, KY. Curator and artist Deborah Willis selected her for En Foco’s New Works Photography Award #12. 


Recently faced with a new place, a new region, a new life, I find myself fabricating short narratives about the experiences of living in another time when encountering objects and places. Influenced by the rich history of 6 a mid-western city and the visual poetry created by the Venetian painters of the Renaissance, this imagery relies on color and ambiguity for the viewer to begin to create their own untruths.