Curriculum Vitae


2013  MFA Photography: Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Honors: Valedictorian of Graduate SchoolPresidential Scholarship
Mentors: Alec Soth; Keith Taylor
1991  BA Journalism; Newswriting: University of Wisconsin, Madison
1988 – 1989  Anglo Irish Fiction, University College, Cork, Ireland

Teaching Experience

2015 – present:  MFA Directed Study Mentor, Graduate Photography Program, Academy of Art University, San Francisco
2015 – 2016 (1 year):  MFA Online Faculty and Review Committee, Graduate Photography Program, Academy of Art University, San Francisco
2013 – 2014 (1 year):  Course Author and Online Faculty, Academy of Art University. Courses: Environmental Portraiture
2012 – 2013 (1 year):  Adjunct Faculty, Art Institutes International Minnesota. Courses: Portfolio Specialization; Photographic Essay and the Visual Narrative

Professional Artist

2015 – Present:  Exclusive Limited Edition Print Sales, National Geographic Fine Art Galleries: Honolulu, Maui, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Laguna Beach and La Jolla
2013 – Present:  Select Stock RepresentationNat Geo Creative
2000 – Present:  President, David Bowman Photography, Inc., Minneapolis

Select Publications: Rolling Stone, Saveur, Modern Farmer, The New York Times, National Geographic Magazine, Vanity Fair, Billboard, Outdoor Life, People, Harvard Business Review, Outside, LOOK, Fortune, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Oxford American, Redbook, Glamour, Smithsonian Magazine, OUT, Bon Appétit, Texas Monthly, Elle Décor, ESPN, Ladies Home Journal, Guitar Aficionado, Mother Jones, Newsweek, Men’s Journal, Audubon, Field and Stream, Gourmet, Runner’s World, ReadyMade, Dwell, Marie Claire, Reader’s Digest, Family Circle, Forbes, Kiplinger’s, Mental Floss, Smart Money, Science, INC Magazine, Fast Co., Bicycling, Psychology Today, Parent’s, Ski, Businessweek, Laptham’s Quarterly, AARP, Land+People, Golf Digest, Spirit, Minneapolis, St. Paul Magazine, Minnesota Monhly, MN Conservation Volunteer

2001:  Founding Member, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis:
1996 – 2000:  Freelance Photographer’s Assistant, Minneapolis
1995:  Custom Black & White Darkroom Printer, Photos, Inc., Minneapolis

Board of Directors

2013 – present:  ASMP: The American Society of Media Photographers

Honors and Awards

2015 EMMY Award: MNOriginal Television EpisodeFeatured Artist; Videography
2015 Profoto Back-To-School Contest, Educator Award: $5,000
2015 Photo District News Photo Annual – Electric Avenue
2015 American Photography Award Annual – Selected: Electric Ave
2014 Best of ASMP Honoree – Jurors: Mary Virginia Swanson, Rob Haggart, Jeff Dunas
2014 Santa Fe Workshops: WATER, Jurors: Sarah Leen, Elizabeth Opalenik, Céline Cousteau, Daniel Miller
2014 Christie’s Auction:  Limitless: Iconic Photographs from National Geographic, Editor’s Choice, Juror: Elizabeth Krist
2014 Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Initiative Grant: LAKEHEAD
2014 American Photography Award Annual – Chosen: LAKEHEAD
2013 MFA Photography, Valedictorian of the Graduate School
2011 International Photography Awards – 1st Place: Electric Avenue
2011 Society of Publication Designers PUB 46 – Member’s Choice
2011 Academy of Art MFA Spring Show – 1st Place – Best of Show
2010 Graphis Advertising Annual – Public Service – Gold Award
2009 American Photography Award Annual – Selected
2009 Society of Publication Designers PUB 44 – Print Finalist
2008 Communication Arts Photo Annual – Award of Excellence
2008 Paris Photo Award – 1st Place, Fine Art
2008 American Photography Award Annual – Chosen
2008 Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association Award
2007 Lucie Awards Nominee – International Photographer of the Year
2007 International Photo Awards – Photographer of the Year – Architecture
2007 Modern Postcard’s Spotlight Awards – Grand Prize Winner
2007 Photo District News Photo Annual – Florida Keys Series
2007 Paris Photo Award – 2nd Place
2007 Graphis Photography Annual – Portrait – Gold Award
2007 Black & White Spider Awards Nominee
2006 American Photography Award Annual – Selected
2006 International Photography Awards – Best of Show
2006 Graphis Photography Annual -Landscape – Gold Award
2006 Photo District News Photo Annual – Design Award
2006 AR100 – Top 100 Annual Reports; McKnight Foundation
2005 PDN’s World In Focus Contest – Environmental Portraiture
2005 Communication Arts Photo Annual – Award of Excellence
2005 Black & White Spider Awards – Architecture
2005 International Photography Awards – People + Nature
2004 PDN/Nikon Self-Promotion Awards – Direct Mail Campaign
2004 PDN’s Pix Digital Imaging Contest – Web Site + Assignment
2004 International Photography Awards – Architecture
2004 Communication Arts Photo Annual – Award of Excellence


2017 Colorado Photographic Arts Center: Americana, Juror Darren Ching
2017 Rosalux Gallery: 15 Year Anniversary Show, Minneapolis, MN
2015 – Present: National Geographic Fine Art Galleries: Honolulu, Maui, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Laguna Beach and La Jolla
2015 Environmental Protection Agency Photography Space, Duluth
2014 Christie’s Auction: Limitless: Iconic Photographs from the National Geographic Collection, Editor’s Choice. Juror: Elizabeth Krist
2014 ARTWORKS Projects for Human Rights (Chicago): Picturing Change
2014 – 2017: Room & Board, The David Bowman Collection, in US stores and online
2014 Minnesota State Arts Board Headquarters (St. Paul): PERSPECTIVES
2014 MPLS Photo Center: Black & White, Juror Paul Berlanga
2013 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota State Fair: LAKEHEAD
2013 Art Institutes International, (Minneapolis), Faculty Exhibition
2011 Weinstein Gallery (Minneapolis): Benefit Auction
2011 Academy of Art (SF): MFA Spring Show: First Place, Best of Show
2011 PhotoPlace Gallery (Vermont): HOME, Juror Julie Blackmon
2011 MPLS Photo Center: Urban Views, Juror David Travis
2010 Garrison Art Center (New York): PHOTOcentric, Juror Stephen Shore
2010 MPLS Photo Center: Black & White, Juror George Slade
2010 Circa Art Gallery (Minneapolis): Doorstep Health Services Benefit
2010 Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Foot in the Door 4
2009 Center For Contemporary Arts (Santa Fe): 8th Annual Auction
2008 Fallon Advertising Agency (Minneapolis), Minnie Photo Show
2008, 2002 Left Space (San Francisco): Something Personal
2008 Gallery Acte2 (Paris): 1st Place: Paris Photo Award
2007 13 Sévigné Gallery (Paris): 2nd Place: Paris Photo Award
2006 Farmani Gallery (L.A.): Best of Show: International Photography Awards
2005 801 Washington Gallery (Minneapolis): David Bowman: End of Land
2005 Frank Stone Gallery (Minneapolis): David Bowman: End of Land


2015 Shutterbug. “How To Sell Your Fine Art Photography.” Dec. Piscopo, Maria
2015 “What Does It Cost… Minneapolis?” Fall. Baltazar, Amanda
2015 Popular Photography. “My Project.” Sept. Blistein, Jon
2015 Minnesota Original. Television Program. “David Bowman Feature.” May
2015 ASMP Bulletin, “Best of ASMP 2014 Interview” Sept. Waterman, Jill
2013 Photo District News, “5 Great Photo Markets…” Sept. Hughes, Holly
2013 Emerging Photographer, “Investing…” Spring. Swanson, Mary Virginia
2011 Photo District News, “Lighting a Rock’n’roll Portrait.” Oct. Hughes, Holly
2011 Popular Photography. “How You Can Do It,” May. Kolonia, Peter
2010 Minneapolis Star Tribune, “Sharp Shots: Art Review,” Mary Abbe, Oct. 8
2010 PDN Photo of the Day (, April 1
2009 Today’s Flak Photo (, July 8
2009 Photo District News, “Picture Story: Recessionscapes,” Jan. Beem, Ed
2006 The Sunday Times Magazine. “Top of the Shots,” London. Nov. 26
2006 Photo District News, “50 Photographers/50 States,” February
2004 CMYK, “Photography Portfolio”, Featured Photography Judge, Summer
2004 Communication Arts, “Fresh,” Featured Artist, January

Presentations and Committees

2018 Discussion Moderator, Assistants Meeting, ASMP Minneapolis
2018 Artist Talk, Minnesota Nature Photography Club, Bloomington
2017 Artist Talk, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2017 Discussion Moderator, Bill Phelps: Clarity of Purpose, ASMP
2016 Artist Talk, National Geographic Fine Art Gallery (Maui)
2015 Artist Talk, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis)
2015 Artist Talk, ASMP Minneapolis, MCAD Auditorium
2015 Artist Talk, University of Wisconsin – Superior, Estuary Summit
2015 Artist Talk, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Founder’s Day
2014 Juror, Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant
2014 Professional Advisory Committee, Art Institute International
2014 Guest Panelist, New Models in Licensing, ASMP Minneapolis
2013 Artist Talk, ASMP New England, Griffin Museum, Boston
2010 Artist Talk, Minneapolis Community and Technical College
2009 Walker Art Center Guest Artist, St. Paul Saints baseball game
2009 Artist Talk, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2009 Photography Judge, Uptown Art Fair (Minneapolis)
2008 Artist Talk, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis)