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David Bowman Photography

PO Box 19653
Minneapolis, MN 55419

(612) 209-0844 Cell


  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Lifestyle
  • Editorial
  • Architecture
  • Interiors
  • Documentary
  • Photojournalism
  • Travel
  • Fine Art

Photographer David Bowman hails from Chicago, studied in Madison, traversed the Australian outback via camel, and drifted to the Twin Cities some time thereafter. One of the first people he met after arriving in Minnesota was fashion photographer Richard Avedon. Bowman asked him what advice he might give a struggling artist, and Avedon responded: START WORKING. So he did, ultimately shooting for the likes of Vanity Fair, TIME, Glamour, Target, National Geographic, ESPN, Johnson & Johnson, and Dwell. In 2013, Bowman graduated with his MFA, Valedictorian of the Graduate School, and became a freelance member of National Geographic Creative. In 2014 he was named BEST OF ASMP by the American Society of Media Photographers.


Vanity Fair, National Geographic Magazine, Outside, TIME, Glamour, Bon Appetit, ESPN, Dwell, Mother Jones, Newsweek, Mens Journal, Audubon, Field and Stream, Golf Digest, Texas Monthly, Businessweek, The Guardian, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Redbook, Lapthams Quarterly, Smithsonian Magazine, Elle Decor, Ladies Home Journal, Guitar Aficionado, Gourmet, Runners World, ReadyMade, Marie Claire, Readers Digest, Family Circle, Forbes, Mental Floss Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Popular Mechanics, American Way, Smart Money, Fast Co., Bicycle, Psychology Today, Inc., Kiplingers, Utne Reader, Parents, Ski, Golf, CFO, AARP, Via

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Syngenta, United Way, HermanMiller, Anheuser-Busch, Johnson and Johnson, Thrivent, Bank of the West, IMBA, University of Minnesota, Travelers, Target, AGA Medical, McKnight Foundation, Regions Bank, Friends of the Mississippi River, Meredith, Cargill, AIGA, Family Housing Fund, New Holland, Summit Brewery, Disney, Minnesota State Fair, Ameriprise Financial, Park Nicollet

Martin / Williams, Fallon, Carmichael Lynch, Campbell Mithun, OLSON, Luckie + Co., Arnold Worldwide, Colle + McVoy, Duffy & Partners, Gartner Studios, Design Ahead, Hartung Kemp, Knock, ThinkDesign Group, Tilka Design, Doyle Partners, Momentum, Spunk Design Machine

2014 Minnesota State Arts Board: Artist Initiative Grant - LAKEHEAD Project
2013 MFA Photography, Valedictorian - Academy of Art University
2011 International Photography Awards - 1st Place - Electric Avenue
2011 Society of Design Professionals - Members Choice Award Finalist
2011 Academy of Art MFA Spring Show - 1st Place, Fine Art - Best of Show
2009 American Photography Award Annual - Selected - Jury Chair Kathy Ryan
2009 Society of Design Professionals - Print Award Finalist
2008 Communication Arts Photo Annual - Award of Excellence
2008 PX3 - Prix De La Photographie Paris - 1st Place, Fine Art
2008 American Photography Award Annual - Chosen
2008 Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association Award
2007 Lucie Awards Nominee - International Photographer of the Year
2007 International Photo Awards - Photographer of the Year - Architecture
2007 Modern Postcard Spotlight Awards - Grand Prize Winner
2007 Photo District News Photo Annual - Florida Keys Series
2007 PX3 - Prix De La Photographie Paris - 2nd Place
2007 Graphis Photography Annual
2007 Black & White Spider Awards Nominee
2006 American Photography Award Annual - Selected
2006 International Photography Awards - People + Advertising - Best of Show
2006 Photo District News Photo Annual - Design Award
2006 AR100 - Top 100 Annual Reports; McKnight Foundation
2005 PDN World In Focus Contest - Environmental Portraiture
2005 Communication Arts Photo Annual - Award of Excellence
2005 Black & White Spider Awards - Architecture
2005 International Photography Awards - People + Nature
2004 PDN/Nikon Self-Promotion Awards - New Talent
2004 PDN Pix Digital Imaging Contest - Web Site + Assignment Award
2004 Communication Arts Photo Annual - Award of Excellence