Welcome to the Reading Pictures Website. Reading Pictures refers to a new, systematic approach for looking at photographs to reach a true aesthetic experience. 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.
To learn more about PhotoPsychology and Reading Pictures, click on the Reading Pictures tab (above). To study several PowerPoint presentations about PhotoPsychology and Reading Pictures, click on 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 Annual National Juried Competition. His most recent exhibition was "Off The Wall" in May 2015.
Currently, Joel has several pictures from his series "Alone in Old Jerusalem" on view in the "Jewish Journeys" exhibition at the Jewish Heritage Musum of Monmouth County, through December 31, 2015
Also, he has photographs in the "Temples and Monuments" Group show at Soho PhotoGallery, 15 White Street, New York.
Joel Morgovsky retired as Professor of Psychology at Brookdale Community College after 41 wonderful years. In the last 5 years of his teaching career he created and taught Positive Psychology as a 3-credit, college level course. It was the first Positive Psychology course in NJ Higher Ed. Click the "Visit the Happiness Cafe" link (in red, below) to experience a humorous video about famous positive psychologists made by Prof. Morgovsky and Dr. Dan Tomasulo.