Thomas Morrissey is an accomplished photographer who has taught photography for many years at MIT, the Rhode Island School of Design and at Texas A&M University, Texarkana. A Vietnam War veteran and life member of Vietnam Veterans of America, Morrissey is one of seventeen photographers whose work is part of “Journeys Onward,” an exhibition that opened in October at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts in Providence, and runs through November 15.
“Journeys Onward,” the curators note, “explores the artistic expression of veterans and their families in the context of their military experiences. Many veterans and their families want to tell their stories, but those conversations can be difficult to start. We are hosting this exhibition to provide a platform to share these conversations as an active way of supporting our troops.”
Morrissey’s book, Between the Lines: Photographs from the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is an outstanding collection of images he took over many years at The Wall in Washington, D.C.