David Benjamin Sherry AMERICAN, b. 1981


David Benjamin Sherry supersaturates his vivid photographs—which largely focus on grand vistas of the American West—with hues of magenta, blue, orange, and green. Sherry shoots on film and uses laborious darkroom processes. He has also shot with the f/64 aperture, following in the footsteps of predecessors such as Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. The results are colorful, monochromatic pictures of sweeping desert dunes and dramatic canyon landscapes. Sherry subverts the masculine, monumental tradition of American landscape photography, instead injecting his frames with themes of environmentalism, queer identity, and alternative histories that reject staid Western mythologies. Sherry has exhibited in New York, London, Berlin, Paris, Los Angeles, and Moscow. His work belongs in the collections of Saatchi Gallery, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.