Crowd Work

2010 - 2012

In the 'Crowd work' series (2010-2012) Morgan collected images from mobile phones of disasters across the globe involving crowds. She was drawn to the contrast between crowd crushes in India (due to pilgrimages) and crowd crushes in the West (for example in Primark and other venues connected to mass consumer culture).

 Morgan also painted images of shops that opened just after rationing finished in the U.K and images of food aid distribution in the Middle East and in developing countries. She would select her own sections of these images and blow these sections up to tell a narrative. These paintings looked at the reliability of the story teller in addition to ideas about disaster, causality and environmental fragility.