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Abe Morell '71

Abe Morell '71


Artist Abelardo Morell ’71, known for his camera obscura photography, is among 16 artists commissioned to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. His creation, inspired by a scene in the 1958 Alfred Hitchock film Vertigo, Morell’s favorite, uses a window of Fort Port to make a camera obscura viewers can actually enter and produces ever-changing images of the bridge.

Morell’s Vertigo uses a window that looks out onto the same spot where actress Kim Novak throws herself into the bay in the film. Read New York Times coverage.