David H. Wells presentation Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 7:30pm
While every picture tells a story and each one is worth a thousand words, certain photographs tell stories more directly, with more impact and emotion. David H. Wells has spent the last four decades telling stories with his photographs for publications, exhibition and organizations. In this presentation David takes you through his career path, from aspiring photographer to internationally published master photographer. Then David will take you through his photo-essays, where he tells in depth stories through a series of images. David’s photo-essays explore important political topics as well as places that David finds compelling. Photo essays are compelling, dynamic, vivid mission statements of a photographer’s work — every photographer should have a working knowledge of this narrative art form. With that in mind, David will end the presentation sharing resources for photographers interested in pursuing their own photo-essays.
David H. Wells is a freelance photographer/video maker using whatever technology he can to create visual narratives. He is based in Providence, Rhode Island, affiliated with Aurora Photos and is also a photo-educator. One editor described him as a “…specialist in intercultural communication and visual narratives that excel in their creative mastery of light, shadow and sound, stills and video.”
His project on the pesticide poisoning of California farm workers was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Over the years he has worked on assignment for such magazines as Fortune, Life, National Geographic, Newsweek, The Sunday New York Times, Time, etc. He also worked for corporations such as Consolidated Natural Gas and DuPont as well as for non-profits such as the Ford Foundation and the New Israel Fund. He has received two Fulbright fellowships, a grant from Nikon/N.P.P.A., a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation’s Program of Research and Writing on International Peace and Cooperation.
Take a look at David’s “demo reel”, the video equivalent of an artist’s portfolio at