David Allee

David AlleeDavid S. Allee is an American photographer. He has studied economics and government in Cornell University. He attended School of Visual Arts and earned MFA degree in photography. He was in the field of urban and environmental planning before making a career in the photography. His photographs have been included in many famous institutions including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Library of Congress, and the Foundation Cartier in Paris. His main subjects remain to be misfit landscape and architecture. He is also the winner of Ruttenberg Prize. He is settled in New York City.
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Born: 1969, New York City, New York, United States
Occupation: Photographer
Nationality: American
Education: Cornell University
Known for: Architectural photography
Education: MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, BA in Economics and Government from Cornell University
Series: A Man a Mile, Turnpike Condos, Cross Lands

I know from experience it's very hard to get access to a prison to take pictures.

I would often see windows that looked to me like they weren't real - almost like a painting on a wall instead of a window. I thought it was kind of a cool idea.

As a photographer, I'm interested in how dramatically photography has changed. Most images are not real or are composites, and most of us don't even know it anymore.

I usually have one project I'm focusing on but often have many other projects in the back of my mind for several years.

My work reflects a relationship to the built world that shifts between control and randomness, strangeness and beauty, comfort and fear.

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