David W. Sumner

David W. Sumner

1958 - 2017


Documentary photographer working in Reno, NV.


" I make pictures of the social environment. The environment we create and live in and are often unaware of. I'm interested in engaging the viewer in a way that heightens awareness, that evokes thought and questioning. My work is not about providing answers."  -David W. Sumner


In 1988 David moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to begin his career in photography, taking a job as a photo researcher at Mountain Light Photography. Since then, in addition to freelancing, he has worked as a studio/darkroom assistant, print finisher and in the late 1990s was Picture Editor at StageImage. For the past several years he has focused on personal projects documenting the social context of his urban environment. He moved to Reno, NV in 2015 with his wife, the painter, Anna Conti.

To view an on-line portfolio of David’s most recent work, please visit: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126524601@N02/