Griffin Museum of Photography members are invited to attend the ASMP New England Chapter event on May 14 at the Griffin Museum
Social at 6 PM
Lecture at 7 PM
From the opening spread in National Geographic Magazine to a celebrity cover shoot, Minneapolis Photographer David Bowman will speak about the evolution of his career, and how he made it happen. He will discuss the value of pursuing obsessions, and how a passion for landscape photography fueled his growth as an artist, pushing him beyond the confines of his immediate market. Along with sharing personal work, he will demonstrate how these projects have opened doors to winning awards, promoting his brand, landing national jobs – and most recently – teaching college and making art.
Photographer David Bowman hails from Chicago, studied journalism in Madison, traversed the Australian outback via camel, and drifted to the Twin Cities some time thereafter. One of the first people he met after arriving in Minnesota was fashion photographer Richard Avedon. Bowman asked him what advice he might give a struggling artist, and Avedon responded, “Start working.” So he did, ultimately shooting for the likes of Vanity Fair, TIME, Glamour, Target, National Geographic, ESPN, Johnson & Johnson, and Dwell. His images have received numerous awards from Communication Arts, Photo District News, PX3-Paris, American Photography, and the Society of Design Professionals. In 2007, he was nominated for a Lucie Award and named International Architectural Photographer of the Year. After four years of working full-time and studying part-time, Bowman will complete his MFA in Photography in the Spring of 2013. His work has been shown in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and Paris.
Members of the Griffin Museum of Photography will be allowed to register at the ASMP NE member rate. You MUST use the email that is registered with the Griffin Museum to get discounted rate. $8 online registration. $15 at the door.