Preserving the artist's heritage

David Graham

Interviewed in 2010
Sponsored by James A. Michener Art Museum
Jean Stevens and Meryl Lubchansky, Docents
Gilbert Winner, Videographer
Zoriana Siokalo, Advisor

David is a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. He is also a freelance photographer, shooting for magazines such as Time, Newsweek, Details, The New York Times Magazine, Fortune and The Washington Post Magazine.  He has had eight books of his photographs published, including, most recently, Almost Paradise, Pond Press 2008. His photographs can also be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art among others.  He is represented by Gallery 339 in Philadelphia.


Shooters, Phila., PA 2009
Gallery 339, Phila.,PA 2008
Silver Eye Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2008
PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX 2007
Gallery 339, Phila, PA 2007
Philadelphia Internat’l Airport, Phila, PA 2005
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago,IL 2004
Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA 2004
Michener Art Museum Doylestown, PA 2004
The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA 2003
Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, DC 2003
Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC 2002
Paul Kopeikin Gallery, LA, CA 2002
Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA 2002
Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA 2001
Burden Gallery, NY, NY 2000
Institute for Contemporary Art, Phila, PA 1999-2000
Snyderman Gallery, Phila, PA 1999
Menschel Gallery, Syracuse University, NY 1998
Locks Gallery, Phila., PA 1994
Institute for Contemporary Art, Phila, PA 1991
Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY 1991, 1989, 1987
International Center of Photography, NY, NY 1987
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA 1986
Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA 1986
Armstrong Gallery, NY, NY 1985
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, OH 1985


Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Phila, PA
International Museum for Photography, Rochester, NY
International Center of Photography, NY, NY
Brooklyn Museum, NY, NY
Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, France
Fotografie Forum, Cologne, Germany


Almost Paradise, David Graham, Pond Press 2008
Declaring Independence, Graham, Pond Press 2004
The Christmas List, David Graham, Quirk Books, 2003
Alone Together, David Graham, Pond Press, 2002
Taking Liberties, David Graham, Pond Press 2001
Land of the Free, David Graham, Aperture, 1999
Ay, Cuba!, w/Andrei Codrescu, St. Martins Press, 1999
David Graham,Past & Present Tense, Lightwork, 1998
Road Scholar, w/Andrei Codrescu, Hyperion, 1993
Only in America, David Graham, Knopf, 1991
American Beauty, David Graham, Aperture 1987


Hidden Treasures, PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX 2010
Spectacle, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA 2009
Eyes on the Road, CWJ Museum, Bernardsville, NJ ‘07
Pop Art, Wired Gallery, Bethlehem, PA 2007
Contemporary Photography, Woodmere Art Museum’06
Common Ground, Corcoran Museum of Art, 2004
Water, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NY,NY 2004
Wirklich Wahr, Ruhrland Museum, Essen, Germany ‘04
Home, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NY, NY 2003
Maine, ASAP, Northeast Harbor, ME 2003
Elvis, Howard Greenburg Gallery, NY, NY 2002
Pretty, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NY, NY 2001
Family, Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY 2001
Murals, Deutsche Bank, NY, NY 2001
Open Ends, Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY 2000
Bienniel 2000, Delaware Art Museum, Wilm., DE 2000
Wonderland, Noorderlicht Fotofest, Netherlands 1999
Four American Photographers, Athens, Greece 1998 BANG! The Gun as Image, Florida State Univ. 1997   
Las Vegas, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, LA, CA 1997
Paradise Garden, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA 1996
Home, Noorderlicht Fotofest, The Netherlands 1993
Our Town, Burden Gallery, NY, NY 1992
Pivot, Mostyn Art Gallery, Gwynedd, North Wales 1991
Nuclear Matters, SF Camerawork, SF, CA 1991
Landscapes, Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY 1990
Fire Sites, Museum of Contemporary Photography, 1989
Photographic Truth, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT ’89 Alterradients, Austin College, Sherman, TX 1988

PUBLICATIONS, Books, selected

Past / Forward, Aperture, NY, NY 2003
Murals, Temple University Press, Phila., PA 2002
Wonderland,Noorderlicht Fotofest, Netherlands 1999
My House, My Paradise, Galfetti, Barcelona, Spain 1999
Moments of Grace, Thomas Bridges, Aperture, NY 1998
Hail! Babylon, Andrei Codrescu, St. Martins, NY 1998
Chairman Rolf Fehlbaum, Tibor Kalman, M&Co, NY 97
Paradise Garden, w/Mary Ellen Mark, Chronicle, SF ‘96
A Day in the Life of Hollywood, Collins, SF 1992
Modern Color Photography, Photokina, Germany 1986


“Gastranomica”, Fall 2009
“Harper’s”, Readings, ’06,’05,’03,’93,’89,’87,’86
“New York Times” Home, 2/13/03
“Aperture at 50”, NY,NY Spring 2003
“New York Times Magazine”, Thinking, 8/20/00
“Phila. Inquirer Magazine”, Land of the Free, 11/14/99
“The New Yorker”, Flight, 6/14/99


Master of Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art 1981
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Philadelphia College of Art 1976
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 1970-1973


University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 1999-present
       Professor of Photography in Media Arts
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY 1998-1999
       Associate Professor
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 1994
       Sabbatical replacement
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 1991-1993
       Graduate Program, Adjunct faculty
ICP/NYU Graduate Program, New York, NY 1988-1990
       Adjunct faculty
Moore College of Art & Design, Phila., PA 1981-1990
       Assistant Professor
Stockton State College, Pomona, NJ 1981
       Sabbatical replacement


“Transforming the Landscape”,  Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC 2009
“The Cultural Landscape”, International Center of Photography, New York, NY 2005
“The Color Landscape”, International Center of Photography, New York, NY 1993
“The Color Landscape”, International Center of  Photography, New York, NY 1992
“Photographing the Landscape”,  Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC 1986
“Large Format Photography”, Summervail Workshops, Minturn, CO 1984
“Color Photography”, Summervail Workshops, Minturn, CO 1983


Many, many lectures… New York, California, Maine,
Iowa, Ohio, Colorado etc. From the local library to the International Center of Photography, the George Eastman House and professional organizations such as the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Society for Photographic Education.


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Newtown, PA 18940