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David's photography explores the relationship between urban communities and the built environment. View a series below or visit his instagram or flickr accounts 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 also makes films, including The Area, a feature-length documentary about a Chicago community being displaced by a rail yard expansion.

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 curriculum vitae [PDF]

Isolated Building Studies

A series examining the divergent investment processes in Chicago neighborhoods.
Selections from Ongoing Projects

Selected photographs from four ongoing projects.
Hauts-de-France Mining Basin

A series interpreting the character and identity of the former French mining region.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

A series exploring the diversity of affordable housing developments in New York City.
Telescope Houses of Buffalo, New York

A series expressing growing population and historical change through vernacular architecture in Buffalo, New York.
The Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation

A series documenting the Chicago Housing Authority's plans to restructure the city's public housing system.
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.
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.