Who Is David Alan Harvey?David Alan Harvey Is an American Photographer based in New York and North Carolina but born in San Francisco and raised in Virginia. David Alan Harvey has been a member of Magnum photos since 1997. In addition he has shot on National geographic assignments and runs Burn Magazine, a photography site that highlights up and coming photographers.
The people I liked were those who were able to do something with nothing – painters, writers and photographers. I looked into photography early on and I saw that there were sports photographers who needed an Olympian, fashion photographers who needed a model and war photographers who needed a war. Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank and Riboud and those guys – they didn’t need anything; they would just look out the window or go to the garden. – David Alan HarveyOne of the things that struck me from David Alan Harvey’s interviews is how he had sought to shine a light on situations and places that get overlooked. The ghetto in West Virginia, the enemies of the United States, or the mixture of cultures in South America. Some things I’m taking away from David Alan Harvey
- Shoot what is around you, find art in the everyday
- go to place/people who get overlooked
- work on your perspective
- make the most of what is around you