Monday, 30 March 2009

Dave Anderson

"Now in his mid-30s, Dave Anderson came to photography only after working in other fields. Born to Quaker parents and raised in East Lansing, Michigan, he studied history and film in college. He worked for President Bill Clinton’s communications and media affairs office, MTV’s nation-touring "Choose or Lose" bus recruiting young voters, and later for Madstone, a maverick independent movie studio in New York.

A chance sighting of a course catalog from the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York led to classes and soon an all-consuming passion for photography. He pursued his studies under Keith Carter at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and Michael Kenna, via ICP, yet he continues to be primarily self-taught.

For the past three years, he has been a full-time fine art and commercial photographer. In that short time, he has been recognized as “one of the shooting stars of the American photo scene” by Germany’s fotoMAGAZIN and named to the “PDN 30” list by Photo District News, the much anticipated annual list of 30 emerging photographers as the “ones to watch.” ROUGH BEAUTY was the winner of the Santa Fe Center for Photography’s 2005 Project Competition.

His work has been featured in numerous magazines (Esquire, Stern, ESPN, Photo District News, British Journal of Photography, B&W) and is part of the collections of various museums (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; George Eastman House; Art Museum of Southeast Texas; Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts; Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans).

A former New Yorker, he now lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with his wife."(LUX)

++Dave Anderson

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