Democrats Abroad France wishes to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of John Godfrey Morris, who passed away peacefully this past Friday 27 July 2017.

John’s career in photojournalism was stellar and will be commented upon by many. 

But we wish to emphasize his deep devotion to progressive causes as well as his unbounded faith in humanity and the certainty that peace, not violence, is the solution to almost every conflict, large or small. 

John was an amazing fellow, a brilliant talent, and a fierce Democrat.  He served several terms as a member of the Executive Committee of Democrats Abroad France and was a three-time Delegate at the National Convention -- as a Delegate for Bill Clinton in Chicago in 1996, as a Delegate for Al Gore in Los Angeles in 2000 and as a Delegate for Barack Obama in Charlotte in 2012. He worked tirelessly to bring out the truth for all to see, against injustice, and to bring out our better angels -- inspiring us all to work for a better world.

We will miss his bravura, his thoughtful activism, his sense of humor, and his kind and gentle way with everyone he met.

Democrats Abroad France owes John our profound gratitude for all that he did and all he helped us as a group and as individuals to accomplish.


John’s love of his fellow human beings, his wisdom and kindness, and his contagious laugh will be missed but not forgotten.