Watch Live: John G. Morris Lecture From ICP

Jun 23, 2014
John G. Morris along with Patricia Trocmé (right) during a visit to Rome last year when Morris gave a lecture for the book publisher Contrasto. Photograph by Bethany Winslow
John G. Morris along with Patricia Trocmé (right) during a visit to Rome last year when Morris gave a lecture for the book publisher Contrasto. Photograph by Bethany Winslow

NEW YORK, NY (June 23, 2014) – Tuesday night's International Center of Photography Lecture Series featuring legendary photography editor John G. Morris of Paris is sold out, but the rest of the world will be able to watch it live as ICP has announced that video from the event will be streamed online.

Morris, 97, will take part in a conversation on stage with the founder and director of Contact Press Images, Robert Pledge. 

Viewers will be able to watch the 7:00 p.m. DST (UTC/GMT -4 hours) on Tuesday through the ICP Web site at http://www.icp.org/live.

While Morris never claimed to be a photographer and always worked as a picture editor, a new book of his own black-and-white photographs, "Somewhere In France: John G. Morris and the Summer of 1944," is currently on view at ICP. 

Well known for being the Life magazine photography editor of Robert Capa's D-Day images from Normandy, and for being the original executive director of Magnum Photos alongside his friends Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, David "Chim" Seymour, and George Rodger, Morris is also the author of the acclaimed book "Get The Picture: A Personal History of Photojournalism."

His long career also featured photography leadership roles at The Washington Post, The New York Times, Ladies' Home Journal, and National Geographic magazine. And in 2009 Morris was made a knight in France's Legion d'Honneur.

While Morris was photography editor for The New York Times in the mid-1970s his late wife, Margaret "Midge" Morris, was the editor of News Photographer magazine for the National Press Photographers Association. She edited News Photographer from 1974 through 1976 from their Manhattan apartment. Midge Morris died in 1981.