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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.

  • NEW BOOK - Isolated Building Studies, published by Utakatado
  • Continuing - Isolated Building Studies, Belfast Photo Festival (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • March 2015 - Bonfires and Effigies: The Contested Territories of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Art Works Projects (Chicago, IL)
  • Winter 2015 - Recent Work, Big Car (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • December 6, 2014 - This Particular Patch, Perspective Gallery (Evanston, IL)
  • January 11, 2014 - Isolated Building Studies, Gallery TANTO TEMPO (Kobe, Japan)
  • December 15, 2013 - Not Just Another Pretty Face, Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, IL)
  • November 26, 2013 - En Route: Visualizing Isolation, North Park University (Chicago, IL)
  • October 11, 2013 - Histories/Photographies, DePaul Art Museum (Chicago, IL)
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.
The Bloomingdale

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

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.
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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