David Christensen



My photographs are contact prints on silver-gelatin paper from images made on cracked mobile phones. I'm drawing a line between how we look at photos today to an earlier form of image capture that was experienced in the analogue, rather than digital realm. I’m interested in the various historical tensions inherent in this picture making; by contact printing phone images on silver gelatin paper, I’m considering not only what is lost and gained by moving from the digital to the analogue but also reconsidering the familiar act of looking at images on a device we all carry around with us.


David Christensen is both a photographer and filmmaker. His most recent film was the "The Mirror", which had its international premiere at the Locarno Film Festival, the US premiere as the opening film at MoMA's Documentary Fortnight, and its Canadian premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto. Other films of David’s include the feature drama “Six Figures”, and the feature documentaries “War Hospital” and “The Heart Becomes Quiet”.  






2017  'Analog vs. Digital' , The Foley Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2017 ‘Small Works’ The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins CO, USA

2017 New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans LA, USA

2017 ‘91st Annual International Completion', The Print Center, Philadelphia PA, USA

2017 ‘Alt Revolution’, Photoworks, Glen Echo Park, MD, USA

2017 ‘Alt Revolution’, Dylan Ellis Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

2016 ‘Size Matters’, Medium Festival of Photography, San Diego, CA, USA