Abelardo Morell was born in Havana, Cuba in 1948. He immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1962. Morell received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College and his MFA from The Yale University School of Art. He has received an honorary degree from Bowdoin College in 1997 and from Lesley University in 2014.
These photos really had the viewers at the MFA stumped. It is difficult to figure out what’s going on. Morell has been working with ‘camera obscura’ for some time. In these photos he uses a tent as his camera and projects his image on the ground…taking a picture with his phone…I think. Go to his website for the REAL explanation. These were huge in the exhibit and really interesting to ponder.