David Bacher photographer

David Bacher

About me / Contact

Raised by an American mother and Austrian father, David grew up in an international environment which began to shape his curiosity about different cultures.

He studied at the University of Virginia from 1995 to 1999 where he completed two bachelor degrees in economics and anthropology.

These studies further strengthened David’s passion for cultural diversity and raised his awareness of many issues facing modern society. Particularly interested in the co-existence between indigenous peoples and technologically advanced societies, David uses the camera to communicate his observations of the world.

Having studied at the Danish School of Photojournalism in Aarhus, Denmark, worked for commercial photographers, and interned at the photo agency VII, David enjoys mixing photographic styles depending on the subject matter.

He enjoys spending time near Washington D.C., where he grew up, in the Tyrolian Alps in Austria and northern Italy, and France where he now resides.


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2017 Galerie Federson Paris, Paris - NYC, during Paris Photo
2013 Group expo. “The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley”, Boston Architectural College
2012 Group expo. “One Shot: The City” MOPLA (Month of Photography LA)
2011 Personal exhibition “Paris/NYC”, Restaurant “La Charcuterie”, Arles France
2010 MOPLA (Month of Photography Los Angeles), Projection of “Reindeer People” Projekt LA 5: Sustenance and Sustainability
2009 The Art of Photography Show, San Diego, California
Judge/Curator: Charlotte Cotton, Director LA County Museum of Art photography
2009 Smithsonian Institution Castle, National Mall, Washington D.C.
Gabna Reindeer Coral
2009 Dorothy’s Gallery, Paris, France (Jardin d’acclimatation)Theme, “Americans in Paris”
2008 Winning image from National Geographic France 
Photo Competition exposed at Air France Headquarters and Grand Palais
2008 “Reindeer People”, University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
2007 “Reindeer People”, Scandinavian Designhouse
Vienna, Austria


2012 Winner “One Shot: The City” International Photography Awards
2009 1st Place PX3 “Prix de la Photographie, Paris”
Category: Professional Photojournalism, Nature/Environmental
2009 Finalist, Smithsonian Institution Photo Contest, Washington D.C.
Category: “Natural World”
2008 National Geographic France/Air France, International Photo Award
Grand Prize for “Gabna Reindeer Coral”
2005 Le Journal du Dimanche photography award, Paris, France
“Paris plage” grand prize
2004 International Photography Awards (Lucie Awards)
Winner: non-professional category


2008 Magnum photo workshop, New York City;
Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb
2005 International Semester in Photojournalism;
Danish School of Photojournalism, Aarhus, Denmark
(Photojournalism diploma – intensive course 6 months)
1999 Bachelor of social sciences in economics and anthropology;
University of Virginia, U.S.A.

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