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David is currently working on a variety of projects exploring the intersection of urban life and broader social issues. View a series below or visit David's flickr account for a wide assortment of daily shots. Occasional updates are also available on his blog, twitter account and email newsletter.

In addition to his photographic work, David is filming a feature-length documentary about a Chicago community being displaced by a rail yard expansion. You may watch the first film short from the project in the sociology section.

Over the course of 2012 he produced a photographic portrait of 100 of the hundreds of buildings threatened with demolition in Chicago. The project was supported by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and published by Gapers Block.

View his photographic curriculum vitae [PDF]

Isolated Building Studies

A series examining the divergent investment processes in Chicago neighborhoods.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

A series exploring territoriality through the events of Eleventh Night and The Twelfth in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Telescope Houses of Buffalo, New York

A series expressing growing population and historical change through vernacular architecture in Buffalo, New York.

A series exploring the metropolitan area of Detroit, Michigan.
The Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation

A series documenting the Chicago Housing Authority's plans to restructure the public housing system.
Las Vegas, Nevada

A series investigating the downtown core and suburban ring of Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Bloomingdale

A series documenting the life of a former freight railroad line in Chicago, Illinois.
Catholic Churches of Cambria City

A series documenting the closing of four catholic churches and their school in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Five Versus Five

A series addressing basketball hoops as metaphors for the adversity
and creativity of limited resources can breed.

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