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Christopher Morris

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Christopher Morris is based in Paris, but was born in California in 1958 and began his career as a documentary conflict photographer working almost exclusively for TIME Magazine. He has been credited with redefining political coverage in America during his years working at the White House for TIME Magazine from 2000 till 2009.

In 1989 - 1990, he documented the United States invasion of Panama. He won one of his first prizes World Press Photo awards for "Casualties of Just Cause, Panama.

On 4 March 1991, near the front of the Persian Gulf War, his photograph of a U.S. Marine holding the American flag above his shoulders made the front cover of Life. During nine years, he covered the war in the former Yugoslavia.In May 1992, he was named the recipient of the 1991 Robert Capa Gold Medal for his coverage of "Slaughter in Vukovar".

Simultaneously to his career as a photojournalist, Morris has expanded his work into the fashion world. He has received various awards, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the Olivier Rebbot Award, the Journalism Award from the Overseas Press Club, two Infinity Awards for photojournalism from the International Center of Photography in New York, the PDN Look Fashion Editorial Award and numerous World Press Photo awards.

Morris is a founding member of the photojournalist agency VII based in New York.


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