Archive for January, 2013

Pill Mill Crackdown for The Wall Street Journal

Posted by David Walter Banks on January 28, 2013 in Editorial, Portraiture | No Comments

I was recently commissioned by The Wall Street Journal to shoot a series of portraits and still life images of Jeffrey John Gonzalez and his now defunct medical clinic

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NFC Championship for San Francisco Chronicle

I hadn’t shot sports in a good while, so I was pleasantly surprised when an old friend called with an assignment for the San Francisco Chronicle,

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Hope Scholarship for The Wall Street Journal

Posted by David Walter Banks on January 18, 2013 in Editorial, News, Portraiture | No Comments

A little while back I worked on a piece for The Wall Street Journal about the Georgia Lottery funded Hope Scholarship program, and the lack thereof.  The program, which originally paid for in-state tuition plus book expenses at Georgia state schools for those maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, has since increased […]

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Florida: Sense of Place

Posted by David Walter Banks on January 17, 2013 in Documentary, Lifestyle, Personal, Projects, Travel | 6 Comments

This most recent trip led me throughout the state, from the magical world of Disney to a small town’s big parade to the sunny shores of South Beach with a great little circus thrown in to top it off.  These early visits on this new project have been broad swaths, whereas the next couple trips […]

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Florida: New Beginnings

I recently posted a series of images shot in Florida, commissioned by AARP.  That trip spurred a fascination I’ve always had with the state’s tourism industry, or more so with the places that industry has created, the people it attracts, and those that make it run.  As I reflected on why I was so deeply […]

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Brenda Hyleman for AARP Bulletin

Posted by David Walter Banks on January 9, 2013 in Editorial, Portraiture | No Comments

There are those amongst us who take it up the charge to watch out for those who cannot look out for themselves.  Brenda Hyleman is one of those people.  She volunteers with South Carolina’s Vulnerable Adult Guardian ad Litem pilot program.  The programs’ volunteers work with adults who cannot properly take care of themselves due […]

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Bryan Norcross for The New York Times

Posted by David Walter Banks on January 8, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I photographed Senior Hurricane Specialist Bryan Norcross in the studio at The Weather Channel in Atlanta for The New York Times.  To put it in layman’s terms, Norcross is a weather bad ass.  In appreciation for his work before, during and after Hurricane Andrew, Bryan received the 1993 David Brinkley Award for Excellence in Communication. […]

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My Waking Life: Recent Travel

As I constantly remind students and loved ones, I strongly believe it is as important to document our own lives and those around us.  Personally, it’s also one of my greatest sources of inspiration and what rekindles my love for photography again and again.  In recent times, I’ve invested much of this personal shooting into […]

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Caleb J Spivak for The New York Times

Posted by David Walter Banks on January 3, 2013 in Documentary, Editorial | No Comments

The New York Times estimated that this past Thanksgiving was perhaps the most documented holiday in history, period.  This was due large in part to the rise of Instagram to over 100 million users, securing photography’s essential place in the world of social media.  As an avid Instagram user myself, I find stories of this […]

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