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An example of the photographic style of F. Tobias Morriss
An example of the photographic style of F. Tobias Morriss

McKissick Museum presents Morriss photography exhibit

McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina will exhibit the works of F. Tobias Morriss, a beloved adjunct instructor who was tragically killed earlier this year, Aug. 28 – Dec. 18.

F. Tobias Morriss
F. Tobias Morriss

Titled “Silver Yana: The Photography of F. Tobias Morriss,” the exhibit features black-and-white images processed with silver gelatin, which produces a stark, haunting effect.

Also part of the exhibit are handmade cameras and some of Morriss’s works that have appeared in Illinois, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. The exhibit is curated by Eric Plaag.

A native of New Orleans, Morris moved to Columbia in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina and became an adjunct instructor of photography at USC in 2006. He mentored photography students and helped non-photographic artists hone their craft and discover inventive solutions to overcoming philosophical and mechanical artistic challenges, until he died in February in a motorcycle crash.

A public reception is set for 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, on the second-floor lobby of the museum.

For more information, visit, or call 803-777-7251.

McKissick Museum is located on the University of South Carolina’s historic Horseshoe with available parking in the garage located at the corner of Pendleton and Bull streets. All exhibits are free and open to the public. Museum hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5p.m. Monday thru Friday and 11a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturdays. The museum is closed on Sundays and holidays.

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 08/02/10 @ 11:40 AM | Updated: 08/02/10 @ 11:49 AM | Permalink

'Silver Yana'

  • What: Exhibit of the photography of F. Tobias Morriss
  • When: Aug. 28 – Dec. 18
  • Where: McKissick Museum

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