Vince Aletti of the New Yorker has called Dave Anderson’s work “as clear-eyed and unsentimental as it is soulful and sympathetic.”
A multi-talented image-maker, Dave’s work as both a photographer and filmmaker has been celebrated in the United States and abroad. He has been recognized as “one of the shooting stars of the American photo scene” by Germany’s fotoMAGAZIN and named a “Rising Star” by Photo District News.
Dave’s project “Rough Beauty” was the winner of the 2005 National Project Competition from the Santa Fe Center for Photography and became the focus of his first book, which was published in three languages with an essay by Anne Wilkes Tucker. His latest monograph, One Block: A New Orleans Neighborhood Rebuilds, was published in 2010 by Aperture Books and featured in the New York Times and Time as well as on Good Morning America and CNN.
Dave’s unique talents extend not only to still photography but also into the realms of television production and the written word. A former MTV producer and director of television production in the Clinton White House, Dave’s video work has also been singled out for recognition. His new video series “SoLost,” created for the Oxford American magazine, recently won Best Video Series at the 2011 National Magazine Awards and he is now producing a sister series with the Oxford American and NPR, entitled “Southword.” Dave’s writing has appeared in magazines like American Photo and a short story of his was featured in a best-selling anthology edited by noted author Paul Auster.
Anderson’s work can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Corcoran Gallery and in the pages of Esquire, Stern and ESPN the Magazine among others.