Abelardo Morell’s images reveal the extraordinary in the familiar. Morell writes, “The pictures I made around the house when I first became a father have influenced much of the work that I do today―from looking at a book with the curiosity of a child to turning ordinary rooms into giant cameras.” The image Camera Obscura – Late Afternoon View of the East Side of Midtown Manhattan, 2014 is one example of his prolific series, Camera Obscura. “Over time, this project has taken me from my living room to all sorts of interiors around the world. One of the satisfactions I get from making this imagery comes from my seeing the weird and yet natural marriage of the inside and outside.” He has received a number of awards and grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1994, an Infinity Award in Art from ICP in 2011, and a Lucie Award for achievement in fine art in 2017. Galleries, institutions, and museums that have shown and collected his work include the Boston Museum of Fine Art, Chicago Art Institute, Houston Museum of Art, Metropolitan Art Museum in New York, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The Whitney Museum of American Art.