David Wells

David Wells

David H. Wells is an editorial photographer with Aurora Photos. He specializes in intercultural communications and the use of light and shadow to enhance visual narratives. David started his career in the newspaper world with stints at the Hearst Community Newspapers, the Los Angeles Times, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram and the Syracuse (NY) Newspapers. David has worked on assignment producing in-depth photo-essays for the Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine, the New York Times Magazine as well as multi-media work for Saudi Aramco World. He has also been on assignments for publications like Business Week, Fortune, Life, National Geographic, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, and Time. David was a photographer under contract for the books: A Day in the Life of Spain, The Power to Heal, The Jews in America and America 24/7 David has won many awards for his work, from the Sunday Magazine Editors Association, Pictures of the Year and SocialDocumentary.net. American Photographer magazine honored him with a New Faces Award. He has received many grants enabling him to produce his powerful photo-essays, from organizations such as the Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island State Arts Councils as well as the MacArthur Foundation. He also earned a Nikon/ National Press Photographers' Association Sabbatical Grant, and two Fulbright Fellowships. His work has been exhibited at Brown and Harvard Universities, Houston FotoFest, the International Center of Photography, U.C. Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania and the Visa pour l'Image Photo Festival in Perpignan, France. Portfolios of his work have been published in American Photographer, Camera Arts, Camera and Darkroom, Communication Arts Photography Annual, Nikon World and Photo District News.