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David Benjamin Sherry

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 Cente; Wexner Center for the Arts; and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Artworks

David Benjamin Sherry
Methuselah Tree, Inyo County, California, 2017
Chromogenic print
90 x 70 inches, unframed
(229 x 178 cm, unframed)
Image ©David Benjamin Sherry

David Benjamin Sherry
North Cascades, Washington State, 2019
Chromogenic print
48 x 60 inches
(122 x 152.5 cm)
Image ©David Benjamin Sherry

David Benjamin Sherry
Clouds and Peaks, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah, 2018
Chromogenic Print
71 x 88.75 inches
(180.5 x 225.5 cm)
Image ©David Benjamin Sherry

David Benjamin Sherry
Muley Point I, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah, 2018
Chromogenic print
71 x 88.75 inches
(180.5 x 225.5 cm)
Image ©David Benjamin Sherry

David Benjamin Sherry
Newspaper Rock Petroglyph, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah, 2018
Chromogenic print
71 x 88.75 inches
(180.5 x 225.5 cm)
Image ©David Benjamin Sherry

David Benjamin Sherry
Rio Grande Gorge, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, New Mexico, 2018
Chromogenic print
88.75 x 71 inches
(225.5 x 180.5 cm)
Image ©David Benjamin Sherry

David Benjamin Sherry
Muley Point II, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah, 2018
Chromogenic print
71 x 88.75 inches
(180.5 x 225.5 cm)
Image ©David Benjamin Sherry

David Benjamin Sherry
Escalante River, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, 2018
Chromogenic print
71 x 88.75 inches
(180.5 x 225.5 cm)
Image ©David Benjamin Sherry