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Margaret Morton, Photographer at Home With the Homeless, Dies at 71

Screenshot of article posted on The New York TimesCross-posted from The New York Times. [By Penelope Green]

“For nearly two decades, she chronicled communities on the edge of society in elegant photographs that drew comparisons to the work of Jacob Riis.”

“A slight woman who her gallerist, Jay Deutsch, said in her youth resembled the singer Emmylou Harris, Ms. Morton scrambled through open manholes, shinnied under fences and made her way to the edges of the city — and society — to her subjects’ habitats.”

“In 1977, she received an M.F.A. from the Yale University School of Art, after which she taught graphic design there. In 1980 she moved to New York City and began teaching at Cooper Union; she had become a full-time faculty member by 1985. A tenured professor, she taught graphic design and photography and was also the director of the school’s off-campus programs.”

Margaret Morton, Photographer at Home With the Homeless, Dies at 71

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