We just hung our first real show, at the new space in Reno. It's an Exhibition of Recent Work: Photographs by David W. Sumner
Opening reception is this Saturday, December 10th, 6-9pm
BigCrow Studio Gallery
320 Caliente St. Reno, NV
We're located in the alley between Caliente and Arroyo - enter from Plumas.
This 2016 exhibition is the first showing of David’s photography in Reno and features works from 2014 to present, mostly from Reno and San Francisco. This exhibition also marks the first public viewing of the “Uncorrected Vision Project.”
Please join us for a warm evening of lively conversation, friendship and refreshments.
David began his professional career as an archaeologist and teacher. Introduced to photography while working at the San Bernardino County Museum, he became fascinated with the power of the image.
"The first time I looked through a view finder and focused a lens I was awe struck. A friend was showing me how to use a 35mm camera so I could take the pictures necessary to illustrate an article I was writing. My first day with the camera I turned the focusing ring on a 50mm lens and a gray, shapeless form came into sharp focus. There it was, everything I had been writing about for months: all the research, all the theorizing, instantly crystal clear. I realized that all the words in the world couldn't do that. I never finished the article and I’ve never stopped taking pictures."
David left academics in 1985 and moved to the Bay Area in 1988 taking a job as a photo researcher with a small stock photo agency. Since then, in addition to freelancing, he has worked as a print framer, darkroom assistant, retoucher and photo editor. He currently lives in Reno, Nevada with his wife, Anna L Conti.
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Location:MidTown, Reno, NV