David Benjamin Sherry is an American photographer and avid darkroom printer who is challenging and reinvigorating the American Western landscape tradition among other classic genres of photography. His work revolves around interests in the analog film process, environmentalism, color, mysticism, abstraction, human connectedness in the digital age, minimalism and queer politics, and he ultimately aims to reexamine the history of photography. 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.
David Benjamin Sherry (b. 1981, Stony Brook, NY) currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2003, and his MFA from Yale University in 2007. His work was included in Greater New York, at PS1 MoMA (2010); The Anxiety of Photography, at Aspen Art Museum (2011); Lost Line, at LACMA (2013); What Is A Photograph?, at New York’s International Center for Photography (2014); Splitting Light, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (2015); Photography and America’s National Parks, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY (2016); and Overgrowth, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA (2016). His work is in permanent collections at The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Arts, Cornell Fine Arts Museum; Charles Saatchi Collection, London; Hood Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Marciano Art Foundation; The Nasher Museum of Art; RISD Museum; Walker Art Center; Wexner Center for the Arts; and the Whitney Museum of American Art.