David Benjamin Sherry
David Benjamin Sherry (b. 1981) is an artist whose work is both challenging and reinvigorating the American Western landscape tradition. His work revolves around interests in environmentalism, queer identity and alternative analog film processes. He’s best known for his colorful landscape work, brought upon by the desire to explore the last remaining wilderness in America. Through numerous projects, Sherry’s work expresses deep concern for the rapidly changing environment, while continuing to sustain a queer sensibility in the hetero-male dominated canon of landscape photography. Sherry has referred to himself as a “nostalgic futurist” and currently uses a large format 8×10 film camera in order to reflect and understand our connection within the contemporary American landscape.
Sherry was born in Stony Brook, NY and lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He received his BFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 and his MFA in Photography from Yale University in 2007 where he was awarded the Richard Dixon Welling Prize. In 2010 he received the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Arts Grant. Sherry taught Western Landscape and Large Format photography as a distinguished faculty member at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2018. In the fall of 2020, joined the Yale MFA Photography program as a Visiting Critic.