Areas of expertise
analog and large format photography, darkroom processes, digital photography and printing, video art, installation and performance, craft tradition, artist books, critical writing
J.B. Morton is an artist whose work explores the ontology of photographs and their place in our construction of historical-time, meaning and values. Using a wide range of cameras and materialistic processes, he pursues an idiosyncratic and contextually driven production of art making, at once poetic and critical in its outlook. In 2011 he was a recipient of a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for his large-format photographic work examining global maritime shipping networks. He has worked as a picture editor and researcher for Fortune and W.W. Norton among others. Wanting to study all aspects of art exhibition-making, he trained with renowned conservation picture framer, Bark Frameworks. In 2016 he co-founded his own artisan framing workshop where he collaborates closely with artists, collectors, museums and galleries. His photographs have been exhibited in North America and Europe. He is an avid eco-gardener and lives in Brooklyn and Orient, NY.