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David Pace Los Altos, CA, United States

  • Los Altos, CA, United States
  • San Jose State University
    University of Chicago
    University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 511 Gallery, New York City
David Pace 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.
About David Pace

David Pace has been teaching photography in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 20 years. As resident director of Santa Clara University’s study abroad program in West Africa, Pace spends up to ten weeks each year in the small country of Burkina Faso, where he has been photographing 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 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.

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