David is an American photographer based in New York City and Taos, New Mexico. For the past two decades his work has focused on endangered landscapes and cultures displaced by environmental, social, economic and political causes. His work has won numerous awards and is exhibited internationally. David is an honors graduate of Brooks Institute (BFA, 1981).
In 1982 he moved to New York City and began a career photographing landscape, environmental and conceptual projects. David’s studio in Taos, New Mexico was built to LEED certified standards for sustainability. His studio is entirely solar powered, uses catchment water and is passive solar heated. David is the 2009 recipient of the Sony World Photography Awards L’Iris D’or Prize for his work in the deserts of the southwestern United States. Having spent 15 years working in India, David’s recent work has focused on the Tibetan exile community. In addition to his own work photographing in urban and remote settlements, David has held workshops teaching photography to Tibetan refugee students as a means of communication and cultural preservation.
I was born in USSR on June 10-th 1973. My pseudonyms in arts is Lenin. Back there our country was far from being open towards new ways of self-expression such as modern art, creative photography or so. For a long time everything people could percept from art and culture has been gray and monotonous. My childhood passed in criminal district. However, both of my parents are self-educated artists. I am sure that my ability to see beauty in ordinary, routine things originates (…)