David Rae Morris was born in Oxford, England and grew up in New York City. He received a B.A. from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, in 1982, and an M.A. In Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota in 1991. His photographs have been widely published. In 1999, Morris collaborated with his late father, the noted author Willie Morris, on "My Mississippi," a collection of essays and photographs about the state of Mississippii. His exhibit, “Do You Know What it Means? The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,” opened at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art ten weeks after Katrina made landfall. His post Katrina work had also been featured in numerous journals and magazines and in the book, "Missing New Orleans." Four of his photographs were used in the introductory credits for the HBO series, “Treme." Morris and his partner, Susanne Dietzel, have an eight year-old daughter, Uma Rae Morris Dietzel. He divides his time between New Orleans and Ohio.