Photographer Abelardo Morell is an alchemist who has made magic from the scientific principles of light for over 45 years. A retrospective of his work containing more than a hundred photographs at the High Museum of Art leaves no doubt that he is also a poet.
Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door opens with photos of common household objects and domestic interiors that Morell began making after the 1986 birth of his first child. It was a time when he began to look at ordinary reality, his new reality of the family home and a son and, he said as he toured the exhibition with ArtsATL, to “begin to deal with this world, to record it and to meditate on it.” Looking deeply at the intimate and familiar in his life transformed his emotional sense of himself.
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