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1973 - 2021


David’s first professional contract was in the summer of 1973 where he photographed buildings built prior to 1914 across Saskatchewan for National Historic Sites.  For close to 50 years, he has balanced freelance assignments as a photographer, exhibition producer, photographic appraiser and instructor.


Highlights to his career as a photographer include working for the Canadian International Development Agency (1984-1994) where he photographed in over 35 countries documenting projects and life. In 1985, he won a World Press Award for a photograph he took in a school in Egypt for CIDA. Other clients include Canadian Geographic, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), City of Ottawa, Ottawa Art Gallery, Library and Archives Canada, and Natural Resources Canada.


His professional freelance experience was enhanced by working for the University of Regina, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Sparks and Associates in Kingston, the Still Photography Division of the National Film Board, and the National Archives Appraisal Board in Ottawa (NAAB).

He currently teaches photography courses and workshops at the Ottawa School of Art, appraises photo collections, and is active as a freelance assignment photographer.

David is available as a motivational speaker on travel and street photography and shares how photography can engage and challenge one’s life by detailing stories of his most memorable images.


For further details of David’s extensive career, please see his resume on the Contact page.

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