Class of 2006
David graduated in May 2010 from Bard College with a B.A. in Photography. In his first three summers after graduating from DVFS, he worked as a photographic teaching assistant with Tom Gillern, helping him to run class, plan lessons and write student evaluations.
In 2009 he was nominated for, and awarded, an Ellen Battell Stoeckel fellowship to study Art and Photography at Yale’s Summer School of Art in Norfolk for six weeks. This program granted 12 college credits, which allowed him to spend his final year at Bard focusing on classes that interested him and his senior thesis exhibition.
After a successful exhibition and graduation, he embarked on a three week trip to Costa Rica, followed by a 10,000 mile, 47 day cross-country trip. He visited 17 national parks, camped in the backcountry, experienced 120 degree temperatures in Death Valley, woke up with ice on his tent in the Grand Tetons, and saw six grizzly bears on the same day in Glacier National park.
Most recently, David has been interning at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center in Northern Liberties, and also working three days a week with his former photography instructor, Larry Fink, at his farm in Martin’s Creek, Pennsylvania. In a few years he hopes to enroll in an MFA program for photography and hopefully pursue a career in photography.
“I'm very grateful that DVFS allowed me to pursue my creative impulses, and at the same time helped me build my organizational skills.”