David Benjamin Sherry is an American photographer and avid darkroom printer who is both challenging and reinvigorating the American Western landscape tradition. Sherry’s work revolves around interests in environmentalism, human connectedness in the digital age and gender politics. He’s best known for his iconic monochromatic darkroom printed landscapes, a project born from his love of the outdoors and the protected natural landscapes of North America. Eventually these interests developed into new projects, raising deeper concerns for the rapidly changing environment, while continuing to sustain his Queer sensibility in the hetero-male dominated cannon of photography. Part-archeologist and part-futurist, Sherry uses a large format 8x10 film camera in order to reflect and understand our place within the contemporary American landscape.
Sherry was born in 1981 in Woodstock, NY and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He received his BFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 and his MFA in Photography from Yale University in 2007. He received the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Arts Grant. A multi-part installation of his work was exhibited in Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1, New York. His work has also been exhibited in numerous prestigious institutions worldwide including Aspen Art Museum, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Saatchi Gallery in London, LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ICP International Center for Photography in New York and MassArt Museum. Sherry’s work is included in the public collections of LACMA The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Saatchi Collection, London and The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH. His work has been featured in many prominent international publications, including Artforum, Aperture Magazine, Architectural Digest, Art in America, Interview Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, and The New York Times, among many others. Sherry has three monographs of his work: It’s Time (Damiani, 2010), Quantum Light (Damiani, 2013) and his most recent publication Earth Changes (Mörel Books, 2015).View Latest News