DAVID STOCK's current photographs are social landscapes: cultural and political observations of the environments we inhabit. They investigate the humor, beauty and unintended consequences of city life, and the drama of our struggle with the natural world.
Stock has been photographing since the age of fourteen. Mostly self-taught, he was influenced by Arthur Siegel and Aaron Siskind at Harvard, where he received his BA in 1972. Stock worked as a dockworker in Southern California for 30 years while continuing to make photographs. Today he lives in New York City.
Building on a longstanding commitment to darkroom craft, Stock now stretches the capabilities of fine art digital printmaking, leading Foto/Text magazine to describe him as a "digital master printer."
David Stock's photography has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries. Venues include the Fogg Art Museum, California Museum of Photography, Museet for Fotokunst (Denmark), Long Beach Museum, Blue Sky Gallery, Santa Monica Photography Gallery, University of Sinalóa (UNAM), Kerckhoff Art Gallery (UCLA), Casa da Fotografía Fuji (São Paulo), Angels Gate Cultural Center, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, and many more commercial and non-profit spaces. Stock is a member of the 440 Gallery in Brooklyn.
Stock's photographs have been licensed by diverse publications such as the Boston Phoenix, New York Times and National Geographic. Porfolios of his images have been featured in Blue Sky, La Fotografía Actual (Spain) and Fotopozytyw (Poland). Stock has made cover photographs for magazines including Z Magazine, Canon Chronicle, Long Beach Museum Quarterly and Arts Rag.
Photo ©Hazel Hankin