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.
|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
|2007||“Reindeer People”, Scandinavian Designhouse
|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.