Considered one of the world’s most influential photo editors, John G. Morris worked with some of the greatest names of 20th century photography. Covering World War II for Life magazine Morris saved the 11 surviving shots of the Normandy landing by Robert Capa, following a darkroom mishap. While at the Ladies Home Journal, Morris created the People are People the World Over series changing America’s view of the world and inspiring Edward Steichen’s Family of Man exhibit (1955). During his time at the Washington Post, Morris juxtaposed images of the Johnson administration with those of the Vietnam War, and as picture editor for The New York Times selected the first color photographs of the 1969 moon landing. For almost 75 years — from his first editing assignments at the University of Chicago’s Daily Maroon and Pulse student magazines in the 1930’s; to his influential work with Magnum Photos helping to establish photojournalism standards of practice; to his last assignment as correspondent and editor with National Geographic — John G. Morris’ life has been dedicated to opening the world’s eyes to the world around them. An advocate for peace and a true citizen of the world, at 98, John continues to live life to the fullest.
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Producer: Cathy Pearson
Production: Ferndale Pictures
Print Source: Content Media