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David H Wells is a visual storyteller whose photography and filmmaking straddles the lines between fine-art and documentary work. This hybrid work is created on assignment and through grant-funded projects which can be seen in editorial publications as well as on the websites of non-profit organizations and multi-national corporations. Wells uses still, time-lapse, and moving images as well as audio to create his award winning narratives.
He is affiliated with Aurora Photos and past assignments have been for Life Magazine, National Geographic, the New York Times Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine, to name a few. He has worked for corporations including Consolidated Natural Gas and DuPont as well as non-profit organizations including Brown University, the Ford Foundation and the New Israel Fund, among others.
His work has been featured in one-person exhibits at Brown University, U.C. Berkeley and Harvard University. His work has been part of group exhibitions at the Houston FotoFest and the Visa pour l'Image Festival in Perpignan, France.
His photo-essays have been funded by fellowships from Nikon/NPPA, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the MacArthur Foundation's Program of Research and Writing on International Peace and Cooperation, the Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Fulbright Foundation. His project on the pesticide poisoning of California farm workers was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
He has taught classes at the University of Pennsylvania and workshops at the Maine Media Workshops. He is on the faculty of the International Center for Photography in New York City. He was featured in Photo District News as a "Best Workshop Instructor."