Welcome to the Reading Pictures Website. Reading Pictures is the name for a systematic approach for looking at photographs in a new and immersive way. It is based on Professor Morgovsky's larger sphere of research called PhotoPsychology, which describes both the historical relationships between psychology and photography and the psychological underpinnings of the art of photography. Click on the Reading Pictures tab (above) to learn more. A sample Reading Pictures exercise, "Inner Visions", is located under the Publications tab.
Professor Morgovsky is a frequent lecturer and judge at photographic societies, artists collectives and art centers throughout the tri-state region. A listing of topics in his current lecture series is located under the Lecture tab above.
Professor Morgovsky is a member of the Soho Photo Gallery in New York City and is Chair of the Gallery's 19th Annual National Juried Competition.
It is a pleasure to announce that March 2014 is the launch of my course "PhotoPsychology" at the Princeton Adult School. (see below). Never before has this body of knowledge been gathered together at one time and place. Truly an unprecedented opportunity to learn about the psychology of photography. There are still seats available!
Joel Morgovsky was Professor of Psychology at Brookdale Community College when he retired after 41 years. He was the first in New Jersey to create and teach Positive Psychology as a 3-credit, college level course. Click the "Visit the Happiness Cafe" link (below) to experience a humorous video about famous positive psychologists made by Prof. Morgovsky and Dr. Dan Tomasulo.