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. Enjoy the announcement below.
It is a pleasure to announce that October 23, 2014 is the start date for the second offering of my course "PhotoPsychology" at the Princeton Adult School. Across four 2-hour sessions, students will explore the paradox of "what is a picture"?; learn the history and fundamental principles of photopsychology; participate in an interactive lesson about "reading pictures"; and practice their new skills in a workshop session using their own photographs. Students who attended the first offering of PhotoPsychology agreed that attending this coure moved them forward in their photographic journey. This is an unprecedented opportunity to learn about the psychology of photographs. Watch the Princeton Adult School website for registration opportunities. http://www.ssreg.com/princeton/classes/
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.