Merrick Morton - Photography

Location: Tracy A. Stone Architect, 2041 Blake

Merrick Morton is an L.A. native documentary and feature film set photographer. He has worked on films such as Fight Club, L.A. Confidential, and directors David Fincher, Woody Allen, and Spike Jonze. His documentary work has encompassed subjects of Street Gangs, State Psychiatric Hospitals, and Prisons. His photography has appeared in Rolling Stone, Time Magazine and the L.A. Weekly. His travel photography has taken him Thailand, Mexico, Cuba, and Varanasi India.

According to legend, Varanasi was founded by the god Shiva India. Mark Twain wrote: India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of speech, the grandmother of legend, and the grandfather of tradition.

His exhibition of Varanasi India depicts a selection of portraits of the "Untouchables" of India's now outlawed caste system, workers, and morning bathing in the Ganga River.