David Graham (photographer)

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David Graham (born 1952, Abington, Pennsylvania) is an American artist photographer and professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He currently lives and works in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Embracing popular forms of American photography (the snapshot, family portrait, and vacation photo), David Graham explores contemporary culture through the idiosyncratic nature of the American landscape. His work is in many collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; the International Center of Photography, New York City; and the Brooklyn Museum, New York.

Selected solo exhibitions[edit]

Selected group exhibitions[edit]

  • 2012 Man Made Color, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NU
  • 2011 Flora & Fauna, Salt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2009 Snapshots on the Way to the Real World, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2007 Pink at Perkins: The Contradictory Character of a Complex Color, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
  • 2006 Second Woodmere Triennial of Contemporary Photography, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2005 Heartfelt, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • 2003 Home, Ricco/Maresca, New York, NY
  • 2003 Maine ASAP, Northeast Harbor, ME
  • 2002 Elvis, Howard Greenburg Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2002 Re/viewing Photography, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2002 Bucks County Portraits, Doylestown, PA
  • 2001 Pretty, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2001 Family, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2001 Murals, Deutsche Bank, New York, NY
  • 2000 Open Ends, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • 2000 Bienniel 2000, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
  • 1999 Wonderland, Noorderlicht Fotofest, Netherlands
  • 1998 Four American Photographers, Athens, Greece
  • 1997 BANG! The Gun as Image, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • 1997 Las Vegas, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1996 Howard Finster's Paradise Garden, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 1993 Home, Noorderlicht Fotofest, Netherlands
  • 1992 Our Town, Burden Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1991 Pivot, Mostyn Art Gallery, Gwynedd, North Wales
  • 1991 Nuclear Matters, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
  • 1990 Landscapes, Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY
  • 1989 Fire Sites, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
  • 1988 Photographic Truth, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
  • 1988 Alteradiants, Austin College, Sherman, TX



  • Almost Paradise, David Graham, Pond Press, 2008
  • Declaring Independence, David 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

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