David Walter Banks is an American born photographer based in Los Angeles, California and a graduate of the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. He is a conceptually based documentary, lifestyle and portrait photographer, focusing on long-term projects and editorial commissions. His commercial work can be viewed at www.brinsonbanks.com
In 2007, he co-founded the photographic cooperative LUCEO Images. During his five years with LUCEO, his duties outside of photography included director of marketing and special projects manager, where his efforts helped garner press from The New York Times Lens Blog, Photo District News, The New Yorker, The British Journal of Photography, and Wired Magazine.
His work has been exhibited at Aperture Gallery and 25CPW in New York City, Houston Center for Photography, The Bridge Progressive Art Initiative, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta, and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection at the New York Public Library.
His clients have included Rolling Stone Magazine, The FADER, TIME Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, New York Times Magazine, GQ, Mother Jones, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Bloomberg Businessweek, ESPN The Magazine, WIRED Japan, Spin Magazine, XXL Magazine, CNN, NPR, Le Monde, US News & World Report, NPR, Forbes Magazine, Stern Magazine, AARP, Golf Digest, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Google, Scripps Networks, HAVAS Health, Bombay Sapphire, and SBE Entertainment Group among others.
David has lectured at Western Kentucky University, Ohio University, University of Miami, SCAD, UNC Chapel Hill, UMass, The News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) Conference, The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, Photo Filed Trip, and Roberto Mata Taller de Fotografia.
(Photo by Kendrick Brinson 2012)