Images by David Alan Harvey


David Alan Harvey


Photo: Robert Clark

 Artist's Talk: David Alan Harvey
In conversation with Kathy Ryan

Saturday, June 13th at 11:00 am
Paramount Theater

215 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Book Signing
Saturday, June 13th at 1:00 pm
Paramount Theater

Exhibition:  No Filter
McGuffey Art Center, June 5th - 28th
201 2nd Street NW

Charlottesville, VA 22902


David Alan Harvey's photographs spark the human psyche. His books Cuba (National Geographic; 1999) and Divided Soul (Phaidon Press, 2003) capture the effects of the blood and sweat of a cultural migration to the Americas. Living Proof (powerHouse Books, 2007) explores hip-hop culture. His 2012 award-winning book (Based on a True Story) published by BurnBooks and in collaboration with his son, Bryan Harvey, broke new ground in photo book narrative form and design. 

His work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Biblioteque Nacional, Paris, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts among other venues. Some of his most prolific essays have appeared in National Geographic magazine since 1973. 

As a popular mentor for young photographers, David founded Burn Magazine, an award-winning online and in print journal for emerging photographers. He is currently the publisher of BurnBooks, a press specializing in limited edition art books. David is a member of the legendary Magnum Photos cooperative and lives in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. David Alan Harvey was a LOOK3 presenter in 2008.

No Filter: LOOK3 is thrilled to present an expansive exhibition of David Alan Harvey's photographs titled No Filter and featuring unseen work from his 1967 project, "Tell It Like It Is," his recent documentation of the Haenyeo in South Korea, and  select photographs from his work in Brazil. 

The 2015 Festival is curated by Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography at The New York Times Magazine and Scott Thode, independent curator.  

Photo: David Rinella

Photo: David Rinella

Kathy Ryan, the long-term Director of Photography at The New York Times Magazine, has been a pioneer in combining fine art photography and photojournalism. During Kathy’s tenure, the Times was recognized with the National Magazine Awards in 2011 and 2012. Recently, Kathy was the recipient of the 2014 Vision Award from The Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Royal Photographic Society’s award for Outstanding Service to Photography, and a lifetime achievement award from the Griffin Museum of Photography in 2007. Under Kathy's leadership, the Magazine commissions the world’s most accomplished photographers, across an array of disciplines, highlights of which are presented in The New York Times Magazine Photographs, edited by Kathy and published by Aperture in 2011. Kathy published Office Romance with Aperture in 2014.