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David Zimmerman

With the support of the Hellenic American Union 

With the cooperation with the Cultural Center of  Municipality of Thessaloniki

1 - December 31

These images of walls are an exploration of my interest in social, political and corporate barriers. Walls are symbols of boundaries. They are symbols of limits and obstacles. Barriers provoke, they pique curiosity and limit a clear view of the horizon. Barriers guard secrets and filter information. What are the consequences of unchallenged barriers?

David Zimmerman

(b 1955, Milwaukee , WI )

David is an American born artist working in New York City & Taos, New Mexico. David's interest in the arts began at an early age working primarily in sculpture and painting. His interest in photography developed in his early twenties while living and working in Europe and the Middle East . Upon returning to the U.S. David attended Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara , California studying with many great contemporaries of the time. David graduated with honors, (BFA 1981). David & his wife moved to New York City in 1982. In 1984 he opened his New York studio and began a career photographing landscape, environmental and fine art projects as well as commissions for Pepsi, Mercedez-Benz, Seagram's, American Express, Lancome and others.

David's studio in Taos , New Mexico was built to LEED certified standards for sustainability. His studio is entirely solar powered, uses catchment water and is passive solar heated.

David's current works include photographic projects in the deserts of the southwest U.S. , the Salton Sea in southern California and landscape work along the Ganges River in northern India .

David is the 2009 recipient of the Sony World Photography Awards L'Iris D'or Grand Prize for his work in the deserts of the southwest U.S.

David's work is held in numerous private and corporate collections.


2010 Black & White Spider Awards, Nominee. Desert project (Baudoin Lebon, Esther Woerdehoff, jurors)

2009 World Photography Awards, Cannes France , L'Iris D'or Grand Prize. (Mary Ellen Mark, Bruce Davidson, Zelda Cheatle, Sarah Moon jurors)

2009 Center for Fine Art Photography. Jurors Selection Award. Desert project (Kathy Moran, juror)

2009 Frazer Gallery , Best in Show. Desert project

2009 Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft Collins, CO. Directors Selection award (Chris Jordan, juror)

2009 Photolucida Critical Mass. Finalist. Barriers project

2009 Scream Gallery London . Finalist. Salton Sea project (Venessa DesClaux /Tate Modern, juror)

2009 EnFoco Awards. Salton Sea project. (Hossein Farmani, Debra Klomp Ching, jurors)

2009 Worldwide Photography Gala Awards. Madrid , Spain . First prize in landscape. Desert project.

(Susan Zadeh / Eyemazing, juror)

2009 IPA Lucie Awards. Sage series.

2009 Hearst Photography Biennial, New York City . Salton Sea project. (Charles Stainback / Norton MOA, Virginia Heckert / J. Paul Getty Museum, jurors)

2008 Bridge Art Fair Miami . Finalist. Salton Sea project (Elizabeth Sussman / Whitney, Janet Bishop / SFMOMA, JoAnne Northrup / San Jose MOA, jurors)

2008 PDN PIX. Desert landscapes (Deborah Dragon / Rolling Stone, Lisa Oropallo / Digitas, Julianne Kost / Adobe, jurors)

2008 APANY "Tell Us a Story", Manmade landscapes. (Michelle Bogre / Chair, Parsons Photography, Stella Kramer/ NY Times, jurors)

2007 The Art of Photography Show. (Tim B. Wride / LACMA, juror.)

2006 Center ( Santa Fe ) "Singular Image". Aerial landscapes (Sarah Hasted Mann, juror)

2006 PDN Annual. Aerial landscapes. (Michael Sand / Bulfinch Press, Bill Hunt / Hasted Hunt Gallery, jurors)

2006 PDN World in Focus . Cityscapes (Kathleen Klech / Conde Nast, Sabine Meyer / National

Geographic, jurors)

2006 APA National "Show Off". Aerial landscapes (Janet Borden / Janet Borden Gallery NY , juror)

2004 PDN Photo Annual. (Mary Virginia Swanson, Michelle Borge / Parsons. jurors)

2004 APA Wraparound. (Tim B. Wride / LACMA, juror)

2003 ASMP Image 03. (Julie Saul / Julie Saul Gallery , Anne Ellegood / Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum , jurors)

2003 Advertising Photographers of America / New York ,

2003 Communication Arts Photo Annual. Urban landscapes (David Baldwin / McKinney & Silver, Maisie Todd / Discover, jurors)

2003 Santa Fe Center for Photography "Assignment Earth". Ganges River project

2003 PDN Photo Annual. Ganges River project (Ellen Harris / Aperture, Stephen Frailey / Bard, SVA, jurors)

2003 Blue Earth Alliance "World in Focus" (Carl Gronquist / Corbis, Cathryn Buchanan / National Geographic, jurors)

2003 PDN PIX Ganges River project. (David Carol / Viacom, Masie Todd / Discover, jurors)

2002 PDN Photo Annual. Ganges River project. (Bill Hunt / Hasted Hunt Gallery, juror)

2002 PDN PIX Ganges River project. (Catriona Ni Aolain / Premiere Magazine, Matt Freeman / Tribal DDB Worldwide, jurors)


2010 A , Galerie, Paris , France . May 29 – June 12, 2010

2010 Capital Culture, London , England . January 6 - February 10, 2010

2010 Gallery Caprice Horn , Berlin , Germany . April 8 - 22, 2010

2010 Art Work Space, London , England . World Photography Awards global tour.

2010 The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO. "Art in Nature", Jurors Selection Award

2009 Edge Gallery, Hong Kong , China . World Photography Awards.

2009 Best of Show, Fraser Gallery , Washington , DC

2009 Ardel Gallery of Modern Art, Bankok , Thailand

2009 Hearst Gallery. 8x10 Photography Biennial, New York , NY

2009 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto , Canada

2009 The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO. "Works of Man", Directors Selection Award.

2009 Aperture Gallery , New York City. World Photography Awards global tour.

2009 Gallery 21, Tokyo , Japan . World Photography Awards.

2009 Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris , France

2009 Centro de la Imagen , Mexico City

2008 Lyceum Gallery, Art of Photography Show. Los Angeles , California

2004 Thomas Werner Gallery , New York City


PDN Emerging Photographer - February. 2010

The Complete Photographer - February, 2010

Outdoor Photographer - January, 2010

Ephotozine. Feature article. November, 2009

Foto - Stockholm , Sweden - July, 2009

Art Info - May, 2009

British Journal of Photography - April, 2009

Photo District News. Feature article - January, 2009

Asian Photography. Feature article - July, 2009

Focus Magazine, Amsterdam , Netherlands - August, 2009

BBC article - April, 2009

Fotoflock Magazine. Feature article - April, 2008

Better Photography. Feature article. Mumbai , India - February, 2005

India Today - February, 2005

Better Photography. Feature article. Mumbai , India - April, 2005

PEI Magazine. Feature article - September, 2004

Verve India . Feature article - March, 2003

Times Journal of Photography. Mumbai , India . Feature article - July, 2002

Elle Decor. Feature Article - October, 2002

Studio Photography & Design. Feature article - June, 2002

Times Journal of Photography. Mumbai , India . Feature article - July, 2001

Professional Photographer Magazine - December, 2000

Guest Artist

The New School. Mumbai , India 2005

Professional Photographers of America . New Orleans , LA , 2005

Times Journal of Photography. Mumbai , India April 2002

The New School. Mumbai , India 1995

Eastman Kodak. Mexico City , 1994

David is represented by

Susan Spritus Gallery, Newport Beach , CA

A. Gallerie, Paris , France

Capital Culture, London , England