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  • Artist:
    Graham, David M.
  • Date:
  • Medium:
    Chromogenic development print
  • Dimensions:
    image: 14 13/16 in x 18 15/16 in; paper: 16 in x 20 in
  • Credit Line:
    Gift of Unicolor Division of Photosystems, Inc. Support Grants 1981-1982


About the Photographer

Graham, David M.

American, b. 1952

Traveling widely thoughout the United States, David Graham chronicles idiosyncratic aspects of the American vernacular landscape while paying homage to popular forms of photography, such as family snapshots and vacation pictures. Seeking out subjects, in his own words, "that celebrate our singular freedom of expression," Graham photographs colorful roadside attractions and unusual oddities, finding strange and surreal qualities in ordinary places. In addition to self-guided projects, which have been exhibited at various U.S. museums and galleries and published in book form, Graham has also worked as a freelance editorial photographer for publications such as The New York Times and Harper's. Graham initially studied sociology at Gettysburg College (1970-73) before completing a BFA at Philadelphia College of Art (1976) and an MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Pennsylvania (1980), where he studied under Ray K. Metzker and William Larson, respectively. He has taught photography at Moore College of Art and Bucks County Community College and is currently a professor at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.