Site-Specific Documentary
Apollonia MorrillJohn Lightfoot

film & video




MA Brown University
BA University of California, Santa Cruz

Photographic Site Studies (partial list)
USS Hornet, Alameda, CA, 2008
Kalaupapa, Moloka'i, HI, 2004-2005
Eli's Mile High Club, Oakland, CA, 2005
Transbay Transit Terminal, San Francisco, CA, 2004-05
Castro Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 2004
Metals Bank Building, Butte, MT, 2002
Chicken Show, Hollister, CA 2000
Little Bighorn, WY 1999
The Rest Stops of I-80, 1999
The Lot, Santa Cruz, CA 1995-1996

Selected Exhibitions
Apollonia Morrill: USS Hornet, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, 2009
An Autobiography of the San Francisco Bay Area, Part 2: The Future Lasts Forever, SF Camerawork, 2009
The Anniversary Show, SFMOMA, 2009
James D. Phelan Art Award in Photography,
SF Camerawork, 2007
ultra deepfield, Kala Art Institute, 2007
Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation, 2006
Three New Photographers, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, 2006
Bay Area Now 4, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2005
En Masse , SF Camerawork, 2005

Public Collections
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Grants and Awards
James D. Phelan Art Award in Photography, 2007
Santa Fe Prize for Photography, Center, Finalist 2006
STAND Grant, Film Arts Foundation, 2000
Irwin Award For Art, 1996

Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Tiny Windows: Looking at Pictures Blog
Secret History, Apollonia Morrill's Photographs




MFA San Francisco State University
MA Brown University
BA New York University

Films (partial list)
OBITUARY: A Caustic Tale (director/camera/editor)
Tales from Puritan Land (in progress)
Atomic No. 29 (in progress)
Jimmy Sings the Blues (videographer/editor)
A Rare and Desolate Beauty (director/camera/editor)
The Minneapolis Wrestling Club (director/camera/editor)
Down on Skid Row (director)
Grudge Match (producer/director)

Selected Screenings
Walker Art Center, Pacific Film Archive, Mass MOCA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Weisman Art Museum, Des Moines Art Center, PBS, film festivals here and there

Grants and Awards
John Gutmann Award for Best Experimental Documentary Graduate Thesis, San Francisco State University, 2007
Mediamaker Award, Bay Area Video Coalition, 2007
Fotokem Award, Fotokem Film & Video, 2005
Princess Grace Foundation, USA Graduate Film Award, Cary Grant Film Award, 2003
John Gutmann Award for Excellence in Documentary, San Francisco State University,2003
Audience Award for Best Documentary, Grand Rapids Underground Film Festival, 2000
Jury Award for Best Documentary, Bargain Basement Film Festival, 1999
Artistís Production Grant, Midwest Media Artists Access Center, 1997