Location:Los Altos, CA, United States
Gallery Representation:Corden | Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Schools Attended:San Jose State UniversityUniversity of ChicagoUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
David Pace taught photography in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 20 years. From 2009 to 2013 he was the resident director of Santa Clara University’s study abroad program in West Africa. Pace has been photographing in the small country of Burkina Faso annually since 2007.
Pace received the 2011 Work-In-Process Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and Daylight Magazine. His work was included in the 2012 biennial Anthology at the Southeast Museum of Photography. Solo exhibitions of his West African work have been shown at the Center for Photographic Art, in Carmel, the Griffin Museum of Photography, 511 Gallery in New York City, Corden/Potts Gallery in San Francisco, Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, The Houston Center for Photography, SF Camerawork, The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and the Camerawork Gallery in Portland, Oregon.
Pace’s photographs of rural Africa have appeared in The New Yorker, LensCulture, NPR's The Picture Show, National Geographic Proof, Photo District News (PDN), The Financial Times, aCurator.com, Daylight Magazine, Lenscratch, and the German publication Camera, among many others.
Day in and day out, men from an African brick quarry extract from the earth the basic building blocks of their world—and in the process, create an ever-changing work of earth art.
photographs dancers in the West African country of Burkina Faso, where they gather on Friday nights for diesel-powered outdoor parties. He captures random wild dance moves, personal fashion statements, and pure happiness.