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Keira by David Scoven, Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Barium Sulphate Paper, 16x20
 
 FIND THE FOCUS 
NEW FIGURATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
 
DAVID SCOVEN  
 
Solo Exhibition 
January 17 - February 1, 2019 
 
Opening Reception
Thursday, January 17, 6:00 - 8:00pm
 
Meet the Artist at Opening Reception
Artist Talk at 7:30pm 
 
ARTIST BIO 
 

David Scoven (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1960) is an American photographer known for his haunting images of the people, places and things that surround him. David works in all formats. His photographs are mostly black and white (toned and untoned), with an occasional color image when the subject demands it. David began shooting at age 12, with his father's Kodak Brownie. "I was inspired to take up photography by Vietnam War-era photo journalism. I wanted to be a Magnum photographer. My parents signed me up for a summer class in journalism, but I was pretty disappointed because there was no track for for kids to aspired to photo journalism. They wanted everyone to write, which I was wholly uninterested in doing. Right after that, I discovered Dorothea Lange, and I began to understand the difference between photo journalism and documentary photography.  All of a sudden I saw that photography could be simultaneously beautiful and socially powerful. All of my favorite photographers have captured an unknown, rejected or socially unacceptable segment of humanity in a brutally honest, yet artistically beautiful way. My first serious images were made in the Spring of 1995, in the Dupont Circle Metro in Washington, DC. Those images, especially the escalator image, set the trajectory, stylistically, for everything that has followed.” David Scoven is represented by Dacia Gallery in New York City.

 
 
 
 
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