David H. Wells is a freelance photographer focusing on in-depth photo-essays for publication and exhibition. Between 1986 he produced 16 photo-essays for the Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine. His photos have been published in Aramaco World, Chicago Tribune, Geo Magazine, Life Magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine National Geographic Publications, Newsweek Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine and U.S. News & World Report among other publications.
In 1988, Wells received the Nikon/N.P.P.A. Documentary Sabbatical Grant. In 1989, he received a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for his photo-essay on the pesticide poisoning of California farm-workers. In 1991, Wells received a fellowship from the MacArthur Foundations's Program of Research and Writing on International Peace and Cooperation. In 1994, he was awarded a fellowship from the New Jersey Council on the Arts for his photo-essay on the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians. In 1999 he spent five months in India.
David's photographs have been shown in over forty exhibitions. His work has been featured in one-person exhibits at the University of Rhode Island; London's Gallery Ezra; The Centro Coloumbo-Americano of Medellin, Columbia; Brown University; the University of California at Berkeley; and Harvard University. His work has been included in group exhibits at the National Center for Photography as an Art Form in Bombay, Houston FotoFest, Perpignan, France's Photojournalism Festival and the Museo Bardini of Florence, Italy. His work is in collections across America and overseas.
His work has been published in portfolios in American Photographer, Camera and Darkroom, Camera Arts, Communication Arts Photography Annual, Nickon World, Photo District News, Photo Magazine, Photographers International, Photo Techniques and Zoom.
He has been an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; the Peters Valley Craft Center in Layton, NJ; the Visual Studies Workshop of Rochester, NY; and the Light Work Center in Syracuse, NY. Wells has taught classes at the University of Pennsylvania, Syracuse University, the University of the Arts as well as workshops at the International Center for Photography in New York City and the Maine Photographic Workshops in Rochester. Wells was born in Albany, NY in 1956 and has a Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts from Pitzer College of Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA 1979.
Visit his website DavidWells.com.