David H Wells Resume

AWARDS + SELECTIONS for MOTION PICTURES:

“Blending into the American Dream”

  • S.E. New England Film Fest, Provid.,R.I., Official Selection, 2017
  • DO PÃO – Film Festival, Albergaria-a-Velha, Portugal, Official Selection, 2017
  • Sacramento Food Film Fest, Sacramento, CA, Official Selection, Official Selection, 2017
  • Docademia’s 2nd Short Documentary Contest, Jersey City, NJ, Official Selection, 2017
  • Stories Lived Short Film Contest, Phoenix, AZ, Official Selection, 2017
  • Necati Celik Prize, HAK-IS Respect for Labor International Film Contest, Ankara, Turkey, 2016
  • Roselle Park Loves Shorts!, Roselle Park, NJ, Official Selection, 2016
  • Arroios Film Fest., Lisbon, Portugal, Official Selection, 2016
  • Food & Farm Film Festival, San Francisco, CA., Official Selection, 2016

“Hanuman Jayanti”

  • International Festival of Outdoors Films, Ostrava, Czech Republic, Official Selection, 2017
  • Just a Minute Festival, Winchester, MA, Official Selection, 2016
  • 60 Seconds or Less Video Festival, Chestertown, MD, Official Selection, 2016

“Haridwar Time”

  • International Festival of Outdoors Films, Ostrava, Czech Republic, Official Selection, 2017
  • International Festival of Short Films on Culture & Tourism, Mumbia, Official Selection, 2017
  • VIVA FILM FESTIVAL, Sarajevo, Bosnia + Herzegovina, Official Selection,  2016
  • Visionaria International Film Festival, Siena, Italy, Official Selection, 2015
  • Ozark Shorts, Lamar, MO, Official Selection,  2016
  • Pakistan International Mountain Film Festival, Lahore, Official Selection, 2015

“Waterfire”

  • South East New England Film Fest, Providence, Official Selection, 2015
  • 401 FilmFest, Providence, Official Selection, 2015
  • Best of American Society of Media Photographers, Philadelphia, 2014

“Farm Time”

  • New Haven Docs Film Festival, New Haven, CT., Official Selection, 2017

“Sahro Hassan: Fashioning her Future”

  • Fashion Films Festival, Dominican Republic, Official Selection, 2017
  • Docademia’s 2nd Short Documentary Contest, Jersey City, NJ, Official Selection, 2017
  • Stories Lived Short Film Contest, Phoenix, AZ, Official Selection, 2017

“Quahogging on Narragansett Bay”

  • Stories Lived Short Film Contest, Phoenix, AZ, Official Selection, 2017
  • Docademia’s 2nd Short Documentary Contest, Jersey City, NJ, Official Selection, 2017

“Kutch”

  • Eddie Award, Folio Magazine, New York City, 2013

AWARDS, GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS for STILL IMAGES:

  • Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Project Grant for Individuals, 2017
  • Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Mini Grant Award, 2017
  • Forward Thinking Museum, New York City, Runner Up, 2012
  • Hearst 8×10 Photography Biennial, New York City, Honorable Mention, 2009
  • Second place, People’s Choice Award, SocialDocumentary.net, Boston, 2009
  • Hasselblad Masters Competition, Semi-Finalist, 2008
  • Fulbright Regional Studies Research Fellowship, to Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka 2005
  • Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, 2001
  • Aaron Siskind Fellowship (Merit Award), Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, 2001
  • Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (Request For Proposals) Grant, 2000
  • Fulbright Lecturing Fellowship at University of Mysore, Mysore, India, 1999
  • Visual Arts Fellowship from the New Jersey Arts Council, 1994
  • Research + Writing on International Peace + Cooperation Fellowship, MacArthur Fndn. 1991-92
  • Third Place, Magazine Documentary Photo, Pictures of the Year Competition, 1992
  • Third Place, Magazine Pictorial Photograph, Pictures of the Year Competition, 1991
  • Third Place, Magazine Documentary Photo, Pictures of the Year Competition, 1990
  • Third Place, Magazine Pictorial, Pictures of the Year Competition, 1990
  • Visual Arts Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Arts Council, 1989
  • Third Place, Sunday Magazine Editors Association Competition, 1989
  • Nikon/National Press Photographers’ Association Documentary Sabbatical Grant, 1988
  • “New Faces” Award, American Photographer, 2/88
  • John J. McCloy Fellowship, Columbia University and American Council on Germany, 1988
  • Silver Medalist, Society of Newspaper Design, 1985

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Freelance photographer working across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
    • Affiliated with Aurora Photos of Portland, ME, 2003 – present
    • Affiliated with Matrix International of New York, NY, 1997 – 2003
    • Affiliated with J.B. Pictures of New York, NY, 1985 – 1997
  • Staff photographer, Syracuse Newspapers, Syracuse, NY, 4/84 – 1/85
  • Staff photographer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX, 1/84 – 4/84
  • Contract Photographer, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, 1/83 – 1/84
  • Staff photographer, Hearst Community Newspapers, South Gate, CA, 6/81 – 1/83

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts with a concentration in the history of photography from Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA, 5/79

SELECTED PUBLISHED PHOTO-ESSAYS:

  •  “Foreclosed Dreams,“ Witness magazine, Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Spring 2012
  •  “Outsourcing Jobs, Blending Cultures, The Subcontinental, Journal of South Asian-American Public Affairs, Washington, DC Spring 2004
  •  “Live Like the Banyan Tree: Images of the Indian American Experience,” exhibition and catalogue for the Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia, PA, 2/99
  •  “City of Pearls,” Aramco World Magazine,  9/98
  •  “Bangalore: The Silicon Valley of India,” Aramco World Magazine, 11/97
  •  “Moslem Sites of Ahmedabad, India,” Aramco World Magazine, 7/97
  •  “Light Study: Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock,” Aramco World Magazine 6/96
  •  “Yasser Arafat’s Dilemma,” Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine, 3/26/95
  •  “Afterlives: Surviving a Family Member’s Murder,” Philadelphia Magazine, 11/94
  •  “The Threat of Peace,” Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine, 4/10/94
  •  “Making Musicians,” Mid-Atlantic Country Magazine, 1/94
  •  “Philadelphia Stock Exchange,” Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine, 9/27/92
  •  “Distant Relations: Arab and Jew in Everyday Israel,” Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine., 5/03/92
  •  “A Price for Security,” The New York Times Magazine, 9/08/91
  •  “Reaping What We Sow, California’s Killing Fields,” Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine, 1/29/89
  •  “Modernizing China,” Tropic Magazine of the Miami Herald, 8/21/88
  •  “Rage for Rowing,” Connoisseur Magazine, 6/88
  •  “The New Dropouts,” Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine, 4/10/88
  •  “School for Scholars,” Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine, 6/7/87
  •  “Cowtown Rodeo Survives,” Sports Illustrated Magazine, 10/86
  •  “The Story of a Town,” The New York Times Magazine, 5/11/86

PORTFOLIO PUBLICATION:

  • Grain Magazine, Singapore, 3/04
  • Camera Arts Magazine, Corrales, NM, 8/01
  • Nikon World Magazine, New York, NY, 12/99
  • Zoom Magazine, Milan, Italy, 1/98
  • Photographers International Magazine, Taipei, Taiwan, 6/95
  • Camera and Darkroom Magazine, Beverly Hills, CA, 7/93
  • Communication Arts Photography Annual, Menlo Park, CA, 1991
  • American Photographer Magazine, New York, NY, 2/88
  • American Photography Four, New York, NY, 1988
  • Photo District News, New York, NY, 10/85
  • Photo Magazine, Paris, France, 10/85

SELECTED ASSIGNMENT & PUBLICATION CREDITS:

Business Week Magazine, California Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Geo Magazine, Life Magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Rhode Island
Monthly Magazine, Saveur Magazine, West Magazine of the San Jose Mercury-News, Time Magazine, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, Yankee Magazine

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

  • “Foreclosed Dreams,” Monmouth University, Monmouth, N.J. 9/14 – 10/14
  • “Half, Past,” Watson Institute at Brown University, Providence, RI, 8/14 – 9/14
  • “Foreclosed Dreams,” Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA. 11/13 – 12/13
  • “Foreclosed Dreams,” Yellow Peril Gallery, Providence, R.I, 04/13 – 05/13
  • “Underwater: Interpreting the Foreclosure Crisis,” Artspace, Raleigh, NC, 09/12 – 10/12
  • “Foreclosed Dreams,” Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA, 08/10 – 09/10
  • “Concurrence: An Evolving India,” Chazan Gallery, Providence, RI, 11/09 – 12/09
  • “Concurrence: An Evolving India,” Frontier Gallery, Brunswick, ME, 08/09-9/09
  • “Concurrence: An Evolving India,” Calumet Gallery, New York City, 07/09
  • “Light and shadow,” Gail Cahalan Gallery, Providence, RI, 10/08 – 11/08
  • “Concurrence: An Evolving India,” Gallery Saintonge, Missoula, MT, 6/08
  • “Globalization: New Perspective on India,” Salve Regina Univ., Newport, RI. 2/08-3/08
  • “Globalization: Choices and Changes,” Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, 8/07 – 10/07
  • “Distant Relations,” Artemisia Gallery, Portland, OR, 4/03
  • “Cheap Food at the Cost of Cheap Lives,” University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, 6/01 – 9/01
  • “Live Like the Banyan Tree: Images of the Indian American Experience,” Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia, PA, 2/99 – 12/99
  • “Pesticide Poisoning of America,” Lowenherz Gallery, New York, NY, 4/99 – 6/99
  • “Light Studies,” University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, 3/99 – 5/99
  • “Water,” Gallery Ezra, London, England, 11/97
  • “Pesticide Poisoning of America,” Centro Colombo-Americano, Medellin, Colombia, 11/97
  • “Photojournalism by David H. Wells,” University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 9/97
  • “The Evolving Relationship Between Arabs and Jews,” Brown University, Providence, RI, 4/97
  • “The Pesticide Poisoning of America,” Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, 1/97 – 3/97
  • “The Evolving Relationship Between Arabs and Jews,” The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archeology, Philadelphia, PA, 4/96 – 6/96
  • “Distant Relations: The Relationship Between Arabs and Jews,” University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley , CA, 1/96 – 2/96
  • “Light Studies,” Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX, 4/95 – 5/95
  • “Documentary Photography,” Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 4/95
  • “Neighbors: The Relationship Between Arabs and Jews,” University of Denver, Denver, CO, 10/94
  • “The Relationship Between Arabs and Jews,” Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA ,  9/94
  • “Distant Relations: The Relationship Between Arabs and Jews,” Jewish Arts Foundation, West Palm Beach, FL., 11/93
  • “Between Brothers: The Relationship Between Arabs and Jews,” Blue Sky:  Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, Portland, OR, 12/92 – 1/93
  • “A Russian Sojourn,” Philadelphia Museum of Judaica, Philadelphia, PA, 9/88 – 11/88
  • “Scenes of Survival,” Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1/87 – 2/87

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  • ”Stories in the Social Landscape,” International Center of Photography, New York, N.Y. 12/13-–3/14
  • ”No Place Like Home,” Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers, Newark, N.J. 1/13–4/13
  • ”Hearst 8×10 Photography Biennial,” Alexey Brodovitch Gallery, NY, NY, 03/09–09/09
  • “On the Street,” Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, 12/08
  • “About This,”International Center of Photography, New York, NY, 11/07 –1/08
  • “Hearst 8×10 Photography Biennial,” Alexey Brodovitch Gallery, NY, NY, 3/09-9/09
  • “On the Street,” Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, 12/08
  • “Water: An Exhibition of Photography by ASMP New England Photographers,”  Massasoit Community College, Canton, MA, 10/02 – 11/02
  • “Made in Cuba,” Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI, 3/02 – 4/02
  • “Ritual and Religion,” Menschel Photography Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 8/01 –2//02
  • “The Perpetual Well: Contemporary Art from the Collection of the Jewish Museum,” University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1/00 – 4/00
  • “Philadelphia Selections Three,” Levy Gallery, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 9/98
  • “At One With God: Changing Face of Prayer in America,” 92nd Street Young Men’s Hebrew Association, New York, NY, 2/98 – 3/98
  • “8 x 10: Contemporary American Photography,” Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, Flushing, NY, 4/96 – 5/96
  • “Two Visions of One People in Two Lands,” National Center for Photography as an Art Form, Bombay, India, 2/97
  • “Directions: North American Contemporary Photography,” Second International Photo Meeting, NAFOTO, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 5/95
  • “The Global Environment,” FotoFest, Houston, TX, 11/94
  • “Beyond the Walls: Eastern State Penitentiary,” Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 11/93
  • “Jewish Heritage in the Eye of the Camera,” Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, Tel Aviv, Israel, 4/92
  • “The Other America: Photographs of Youth in America,” Visa pour l’Image Photojournalism Festival, Perpignan, France, 8/90 – 9/90
  • “Philadelphia Past and Present: the City Through a Camera,”  Museo Bardini, Florence,  Italy, 11/89 – 1/90
  • “Hard Choices/Just Rewards,” Levy Gallery, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 5/89
  • “Fairmount Park: Ten Photographers,” Mellon Center, Philadelphia, PA, 6/88 – 10/88

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

  • Banana Republic, San Francisco, CA
  • Carpenter Center for the Visual Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA and Smithfield, RI
  • Free Library of the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Collection of Graham Nash, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Jewish Museum, New York, NY
  • Light Work Photography Center, Syracuse, NY
  • Office of the Mayor of the City of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • McGraw-Hill Collection, New York, NY
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, NY
  • National Center for Photography as an Art Form, Bombay, India
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Judaica, Philadelphia, PA
  • Price-Waterhouse Company Collection, New York, NY
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Madison, NJ

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Visiting Professor of Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology, Roch., NY. 2007
  • Faculty, Northern Short Course in Photojournalism. Providence, RI 2004 and 2007.
  • Workshop instructor / International Center for Photography, New York, NY, 1995-98, 2002-2017
  • Workshop instructor / Santa Fe Photography Workshops, Santa Fe, NM, 2003-2006
  • Workshop instructor / Objectifs, Singapore Center for Film and Photography, 2004-2013, 2015-2017
  • Workshop instructor / Maine Photography Workshops, Rockport, ME, 1995-2017
  • Workshop instructor / Pathshala school of photography, Dacca, Bangladesh, 1999-2005
  • Workshop instructor / Art Workshops in Guatemala, Antiqua, Guatemala, 2002-2007
  • Workshop instructor / Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, 1999-2002
  • Adjunct Professor of Photography, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA., 1998-99
  • Visiting Professor of Photography, London campus of Syracuse University, London, 1997
  • Senior Lecturer at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1997-1998
  • Visiting Professor of Photography, Newhouse School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1995
  • Guest lecturer: Lehigh University, New School for Social Research, Pitzer College, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island School of Design, Rochester Institute of  Technology, University of Rhode Island, School for Visual Arts

ARTIST’S RESIDENCIES:

  • Geraldine Dodge Foundation Artist-in-Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 6/97
  • Artist in Residence / Program Coordinator, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ, 1992-95
  • Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Artist-in-Residence, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, N.Y., 3/90
  • Artist-In-Residence, Light Works Photography Center, Syracuse, NY, 10/87

PROFESSIONAL REVIEW PANEL SERVICE

  • Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship panel for photography for 2005.
  • Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Grant Review Panel for Request for Proposal /Grants to Individual Artists – 2002
  • Alexia Foundation Fellowships – 1997