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  • Multimedia
  • Photojournalism
  • Portrait
  • Editorial
  • Documentary
  • Fine Art
  • Architecture
  • Motion
  • Travel
  • Corporate

David H. Wells is an editorial, commercial and location photographer/video-maker working across New England and around the globe, focusing on multimedia productions and photo-essays for publication and exhibition. An award-winning, digitally capable photographer producing images for local, national and international clientele, he is affiliated with Aurora Photos. Wells specializes in intercultural communications and the use of light and shadow to enhance visual narratives.

Past assignments have been for Life Magazine, National Geographic Publications, the New York Times Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine, to name a few. He has worked for numerous corporations including Consolidated Natural Gas and DuPont as well as numerous non-profit organizations including Brown University, the Ford Foundation and the New Israel Fund, among others.

His work has been featured in one-person exhibits at Brown University, U.C. Berkeley and Harvard University. His work has been part of group exhibitions at the Houston FotoFest and the Visa pour l'Image Festival in Perpignan.

His photo-essays have been funded by fellowships from Nikon/NPPA, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the MacArthur Foundation's Program of Research and Writing on International Peace and Cooperation, the Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Fulbright Foundation. His project on the pesticide poisoning of California farm workers was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by the Philadelphia Inquirer