Documentary photographer, David Myers’ love of black and white photography comes from his experience when his parents gave him his first camera while in high school; this was quickly followed by working in the darkroom with his father and seeing the magic of a black and white print appearing in the process. Much of his recent efforts are concentrated on two bodies of work: Impermanence in nature as a metaphor for the fragility of life and We Danced, a reflection of the chnages in West and Sub Saharan Africa, as influenced by the East and West.
Myers’ work has been shown in a solo exhibit at the Hillyer Art Gallery in Washington, DC and in group shows both in the United States and Italy. He has studied photography at the San Francisco Art Institute with Imogen Cunningham, among others, and in workshops with Ernesto Bazan and Jeff Jacobson.
Myers is on the Board of Directors and Chairperson for Photoworks at Glen Echo Park, a non-profit arts organization. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington State University. He lives in Kensington, MD with his wife, Krista, and their dog and cat.