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ABOUT

BIOGRAPHY

As a self-taught photographer, David Clifton-Strawn focuses his practice on portrait, figurative, documentary, and fashion-influenced photography, all of which he captures with a focus on his hometown, Atlanta, Georgia and the various communities that make up that rapidly changing city.

David's work has been exhibited across the United States, Canada and Europe, showcasing his ability to capture the essence of individuals with dignity, strength, and resilience.

 

His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and several private collections. He was the recipient of the 2022-23 City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Emerging Artist Award in photography.

REPRESENTATION

Represented in the Southeast US by Alan Avery Art Company

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made - Tableau-3, 2019.  Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia. Atlanta, United States

GRANTS

2022-23, City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Emerging Artist Award

2022-23, City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Artist Project Grant

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023 Introducing David Clifton-Strawn, Center, Chattahoochee Hills, GA. USA 

 

2023 Visionary Mode, Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA. USA 

2022 Faces and Figures, The Art Institute of Atlanta, Dunwoody, GA. USA 

RESIDENCIES

2023 Art Farm at Serenbe, Chattahoochee Hills, GA. USA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023  Portrait,  SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC. USA

 

2023  City of Atlanta Mayor's Pride Exhibit, City Hall, Atlanta, Georgia

 

2023  MorePixx?, Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany

 

2023  Pride, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC. USA

 

2023  City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs 2022-2023 Emerging Artist Award Exhibit, Gallery 72, Atlanta, GA. USA

 

2023  City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs 2022-2023 Emerging Artist Award Exhibit, Chastain Arts Center, Atlanta, GA. USA

 

2023  The Narrative Power of Black & White, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA. USA

 

2022 Black and White, South x Southeast Photogallery, Molena, GA. USA

 

2022 Small July: A Small Works Art Show, Jennifer Balcos Gallery, Atlanta, GA. USA

2022 Public Record: Portraits of Affection and Intimacy, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA. USA

 

2022 Gathered V: Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art GA, Atlanta, GA. USA

2021  The SE Center Open, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC. USA

2021  Open Call, Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN. USA

2021  The Secret Life of Color, Praxis Gallery & Photographic Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN. USA

2021  Catherine Couturier SELECTS 2021, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA. USA

2021   Aging As Art, Bowers Museum, Santa, Ana, CA. USA 

2021  The Curated Fridge, Summer 2021

2020  PhotoBUCKHEAD, Buckhead Library, Atlanta, GA. USA,

2020  Francis Thompson Selects, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA. USA 

2020  High Visibility, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA. USA

2020  Aging As Art, Bowers Museum Santa, Ana, CA. USA 

2019  Alan Avery Selects, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA. USA

2018  Airport 2018, Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta, GA. USA​

PUBLICATIONS

Madison, the Journal of James Madison University, Fall 2023

 

South x Southeast Magazine, Summer 2023

South x Southeast Magazine, Spring 2023

Mascular Magazine, Issue No. 36

F-Stop Magazine, February/March 2023, The Black and White Issue

Model Society, Issue 17/2023, 20-page spread and back cover

Mascular Magazine, Issue No. 34

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