Location:Los Altos, CA, United States
Gallery Representation:Corden | Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Schools Attended:University of California, Santa CruzUniversity of ChicagoSan Jose State University
David Pace has been teaching 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. His solo exhibition Burkina Faso: Night and Day appeared at the Griffin Museum of Photography in January 2013. His work has been shown at 511 Gallery in New York City, Corden Potts Gallery in San Francisco, Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, SF Camerawork and the Camerawork Gallery in Portland, Oregon.
Pace’s photographs of rural Africa have appeared in Lens Culture, NPR's The Picture Show, aCurator.com, Daylight Magazine, Lenscratch, Photo District News (PDN), The Atlantic Cities and the German publication VIEW.
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.