David Walter Banks is an American born photographer living in Atlanta, Georgia, and a graduate of the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. He is a conceptually based documentary and portrait photographer, focusing on long-term projects and fine art with a background in newspaper journalism.
In 2007, he co-founded the photographic cooperative LUCEO Images. During his five years with LUCEO, his duties outside of photography included director of marketing and special projects manager, where his efforts helped garner press from The New York Times Lens Blog, Photo District News, The New Yorker, The British Journal of Photography, and Wired Magazine among many other outlets.
His work has been exhibited at Aperture Gallery and 25CPW in New York City, Houston Center for Photography, The Bridge Progressive Art Initiative, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta, and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection at the New York Public Library.
David has lectured at Western Kentucky University, Ohio University, University of Miami, SCAD, UNC Chapel Hill, UMass, The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, and Roberto Mata Taller de Fotografia. His clients have included Stern Magazine, TIME Magazine, Bombay Sapphire, Newsweek, New York Times Magazine, NPR, Mother Jones, Le Monde, US News & World Report, GQ, NPR, Forbes Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, ESPN The Magazine, The FADER, AARP, Golf Digest, and Spin Magazine, XXL Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Atlanta Magazine among others.
(Photo by Kendrick Brinson 2012)
David Walter Banks
458 Hemlock Cir. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
cell: 706.296.3085 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
01/13-present Brinson Banks Photography, Atlanta, Ga.
A collaborative lifestyle and portraiture advertising team alongside wife, co-conspirator and creative muse Kendrick Brinson. Serving advertising and design agencies as well as clients directly. Represented by M Represents in NYC and Lisa Button Represents in Chicago.
04/07-present David Walter Banks Photography, Atlanta, Ga.
Currently based in Atlanta, Georgia as an editorial, commercial and art photographer. Selected clients and publications include: The New York Times Magazine, Stern Magazine, TIME Magazine, GQ, Bombay Sapphire, Forbes Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, Newsweek, Newsweek Japan, Le Monde, AARP, People Magazine, ESPN The Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Fraction Magazine, Photo District News, The FADER Magazine, Golf Digest, Spin Magazine, XXL Magazine, Outside Magazine, Sporting News, Interscope Records, Bloomberg News, The University of Georgia and Atlanta Magazine.
1/08-08/12 LUCEO IMAGES
LUCEO Images is a photographer owned and operated cooperative established with the goal of supporting the significant work of its members. LUCEO produces the highest quality commercial and editorial photography and works to provide creative nourishment to our member photographers. We are based around the United States, SE Asia and Mexico.
12/05-03/07 The Athens Banner-Herald, Athens, GA
Worked as a photojournalist for the state of Georgia’s musical and arts mecca and the home of the University of Georgia. Cultivated sources, worked on in-depth documentary projects. Covered SEC sports and major news events, including The Sugar Bowl and the SEC National Championship game.
01/05-8/05 The Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga, TN
Public Appearances & Exhibitions
2013 Lecture and presentation at SCAD Atlanta
2012 Workshop Leader in Caracas, Venezuela at the RMTF School
2012 Lecture and presentation at University of Massachusetts
2012 Lecture and presentation at Western Kentucky University
2012 Lecture and presentation at University of Miami
2012 Lecture at Ohio University School of Visual Communications
2012 ‘Greater than the Sum’ Exhibition at 25CPW Gallery in NYC
2011 Panelist at the New York Photo Festival, on online publishing
2011 ‘Instant Gratification’exhibition at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
2011 ‘Escapism’ at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta
2011 ‘Altered States’ at 25CPW in NYC
2010 Projected artist at LOOK3 Festival's ‘LOOKbetween’
2010 Houston Center for Photography 28th Annual Juried Exhibition
2010 Heart for Haiti Gallery Show at Aperture Gallery
2010 ‘Make-Do’ exhibition at 25CPW in NYC
2009 Workshop Leader at the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar
2009 Guest blogger on starting a photo cooperative for PDN Pulse
2009 Speaker on Photo Collectives for Open-i Webinar
2008 Verve Photo – A New Breed of Documentary Photographers
2008 Profiled on DVA Foto blog
2007 Panelist at PhotoShelter Business 2.0 seminar
2013 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward (selected artist)
2012 Atlanta Celebrates Photography 'Ones to Watch' artist
2011 Nominee for PDN 30
2010 Magnum Expression Award Finalist
2010 28th Juried Exhibition Houston Center for Photography
2009 Nominee for PDN 30
2009 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward (selected artist)
2008 Nominee for PDN 30
2007 Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
2006 Recognition at the 19th Eddie Adams Workshop
2005 Southern Short Course
2005 Georgia Press Association Photo of the Year
2005 Clip Wins for the National Press Photographers Association
2005 Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
01/12- 08/12 NPPA Business Practices Committee
01/08- 08/12 Luceo Images
05/08-12/08 Wonderful Machine
04/07- 02/07 Atlas Press Photo
01/02- 01/12 Sports Shooter.com
01/02-01/08 National Press Photographer's Association
08/00-12/05 University of Georgia Grady School of Journalism, Athens, GA
Bachelors of Arts in Journalism, emphasis on photojournalism
2006 Eddie Adams Workshop
Place of birth: Atlanta, GA, USA
Birth date: 19 May 1982
Portfolio – www.davidwalterbanks.com
Blog - www.davidwalterbanks.com/blog
Advertising – www.brinsonbanks.com