The exhibition consists of 37 color photographs, shot in a
traditional street photography fashion. “Ties and Attachments”
was an opportunity for Morel to expand upon his work as a
Documentary Photographer, applying his socially conscious eye to
the tumultuous streets of New York.
Morel investigates gender oriented power struggles and how the
male archetype is able to navigate the rigid and staid traditions
of societal expectations. “The tie,” Morel explains, “is the
opportunity for the man to make a statement about himself. The
situation the man finds himself given the gender archetypes
requiring him to act and present himself in a particular
fashion.” Morel concluded, “The tie represents respect,
professionalism and empowerment while paradoxically standing as a
symbol of conformity and adherence to the system, inviting a loss
of personal identity in order to survive within our society.”
Thursday, July 31 – Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
This exhibition is on display at the St. John’s University’s
Manhattan campus Mezzanine Gallery.
This exhibition is free of charge and accessible to the
For information and directions call (718) 990-7476.