BORN - 1948 Detroit, Michigan

LIVES - Chicago, Illinois

EDUCATION - BFA, Photography, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan 1974

WORK - 1977-2009, Dave Jordano Photography, Inc. Freelance Food and product photographer shooting major campaigns for national and international advertising agencies.

2001 - present - Fine Art Documentary Photographer

SOLO AND 2-3 PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016 - Detroit: Unbroken Down, Solo Exhibit, Side Gallery, Newcastle, England

- Detroit: Unbroken Down, Solo Exhibit, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, California

- Detroit: Unbroken Down, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado

- Detroit: Unbroken Down, Solo Exhibit, Third Floor Gallery, Diffusion: Cardiff International Photography Festival, Wales, United Kingdom

2015 - Detroit: Unbroken Down, Solo Exhibit, Filter Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014 - Detroit: Unbroken Down, Solo Exhibit, United Photo Industries, Brooklyn, NY

2012 - Detroit: Unbroken Down, Solo Exhibit, Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut, Munich, Germany

- American Landscapes, Stieglitz 19 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, with John Humble

2010 - Recent Developments, Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York, NY

- Unbroken Down, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photogaphy, Detroit, MI. With Jennifer O'Keeffe and Greg Stimac

- Faith and Fury, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA. Two Person

2009 - Articles of Faith, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois solo

- American Spirit: Freedom, Growth, Grace and Power, Weeks Gallery, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY. With Stephen Mark and Vaughn Sills.

- Prairieland, New Works Gallery, Silvereye Center for Photography Pittsburgh, PA. With Markku Lahdesmaki

2008 - Marktown, East Chicago, IN, City Gallery of Chicago, Water Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL. Solo

2007 - Prairieland, Perspectives Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Solo

- Articles of Faith, Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, Illinois. Solo

- Articles of Faith, Sol Mednick Gallery, Univ. of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Solo

2006 - Articles of Faith, Irene Carlson Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA. Solo

2005 - Articles of Faith, Jane Addams Hull House, Chicago, IL. Solo

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

- Detroit, After Dark, Works from the Permanent Collection, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan

- Critical Mass Top 50 - Markers of Time, Denver, CO

- Elsewhere, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas

2015-16 - AIMIA/AGO Photography Prize, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

- Power and Politics, Filter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. Juried by Barbara Tannenbaum

-2015 - Griffin Museum's 21st Juried Show, The Peter Urban Legaxy Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA. Best of Show Award

- An Invisable Hand, David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014 - Trees, A Smith Gallery, Johnson, TX. Juried by Ellen Jantzen

-How One Thing Leads to Another, Critical Mass , PhotolucidaTop 50 Exhibition, Cordon Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Jessica Johnston of the George Eastman House

-How one Thing Leads to Another, Critical Mass, Photolucida Top 50 Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

-5th Annual Alumni Exhibition, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan. Juried by Nancy Watson Barr and Glen Barr.

2013 - Exposure 13, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston, MA. Curated by Karen Haas

- Center Forward, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Ann Jastrab and Hamidah Glasgow

- 31st Annual Membership Exhibition, Houston Center for Photogaphy, Houston TX. Curated by Lisa Sutcliffe

2012 - Motor City Muse, Detroit Photographs, Then and Now, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Bill Rauhauser, Karen Jobst, and Russ Marshall

- Contested Territories, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, with Simon Norfolk, Doug Rickard, Michael Wolfe, Sasha Bezzubov and Jessica Sucher, and Richard Mosse

- Center Forward, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO. Curated by Hamidah Glasgow and Ann Jastrab

- Portraits, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO. Curated by Anna Walker Skillman

2011 - Audio/Visual, Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY

- Picture Books, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

- This Good Earth, Newspace Center for Photography Annual Competition, Portland, OR. Curated by Laura Valenti

2010 - Into the Light, Wallspace Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Curated by Christa Dix

- Faith, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA Curated by Ann Jastrab

- Seeing is Believing, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA, Curated by Dana Salvo

2009 - Portraits: Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. Juried by Mary Ellen Mark

- Arbor: Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York, NY. Online gallery exhibition, invitation only.

- Place and Presence: Photography from the Collection, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL

- Houston Center for Photography Juried Membership Competition, Houston, TX. Juried by Katherine Ware

- Negative Spaces, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO Juried by Brooks Jensen - Directors Selection Award

2008 - Beyond the Backyard, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL Curated by Karsten Lund and Karen Irvine

- Glimpses in Time, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA, Curated by Steven Wirtz

- Toledo Friends of Photography National Juried Competition, Toledo, OH. Juried by Todd Hido

- 6 X 6, Rooke Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, International Juried Competition. Stephen Shore, Darius Himes, Roger Ballen,

Dana Faconti, Jason Fulford, Michael Foley, judges, among others.

2007 - Up & Now, PCNW 12th Annual Photographic Competition, Seattle WA Juried by Charlotte Cotton.

2006 - Toledo Friends of Photography National Juried Competition, Toledo OH Juried by Kathy Vargas

- Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

2005 - Houston Center for Photography Annual Membership Competition, Houston, TX. Curator's Choice Award, Curated by Karen Irvine,

Curator, Museum of Contemporary Photography,Chicago, IL

- Place(meant), Recent Photography from Midwestern Photographers, Central Michigan Univ., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

- PCNW Annual Membership Competition, Seattle WA Honorable Mention, Juried by Marita Holdaway.

2003 - Houston Center for Photography Long Term Fellowship Project Competition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

2016 - Finalist, Top Fifty, Critical Mass, Photolucida, Portland, OR

- Finalist, LensCulture Street Photography International Competition, LensCulture, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015 - Winner, $50,000 7th Annual AIMIA I AGO Photography Prize, Toronto, Canada

- Best of Show, 21st Annual Photography Competition, Peter Urban Legacy Award, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA. Juried by Jim Casper, founder of LensCulture.

-Short listed, 7th Annual AIMIA/AGO Canadian Photography Prize, Toronto, Ontario

2014 - Juror's Choice Award, Trees, A Smith Gallery, Johnson, TX. Juried by Ellen Jantzen

-Best of Show, 5th Annual Alumni Exhibition, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan. Juried by Nancy Watson Barr and Glen Barr.

2013 - Selection, NYT's Portfolio Review, 2700 entries of which only 150 photographers were selected

- Finalist, Top Fifty, Critical Mass, Photolucida, Portland, OR

- Selection, Midwest Photographers Project, Museum of Contemporary Photogaphy, Chicago IL

2011 - Honorable Mention, Lens Culture International Exposure Awards

- Selection, Midwest Photographers Project, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

2009 - Directors Selection Award, Negative Space Exibition, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO

- Jury Selection, Santa Fe Portfolio Review, Santa Fe NM

2008 - Finalist, Top Twenty, Critical Mass, Photolucida, Portland, OR

- Selection, Midwest Photographers Project, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

2007 - Community Art Assistance Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Chicago, Illinois Council for the Arts.

2006 - Finalist, Top Twenty, Critical Mass National Book Award, Portland OR

2005 - Curator's Choice Award, Houston Center for Photography Annual Membership Competition, Chosen by Karen Irvine, Curator,

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

- Jury Selection, Santa Fe Portfolio Reviews, Santa Fe NM

- Jury Selection, Photography Now - 100 Portfolios, Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH. An international competition of over 1200 entries.

- Jury Selection, Photo Review International Photography Competition, Juried by Philip Brookman, 98 selected out of 1300 entries.

- Selection, Midwest Photographers Project, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

2003 - Honorable Mention, Houston Center for Photography's Long-term Fellowship Project.

PUBLICATIONS

- Detroit: Unbroken Down, Published by PowerHouse Books, Brooklyn, NY 2015

- Assembled Works, Photographs by Dave Jordano, Publisher, Paper Moon Press 2003

- Lenswork Magazine, Issue #48. Brooks Jensen, Publisher 2004

- 6 X 6, Rooke Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa 2008

- Articles of Faith, African-American Community Churches of Chicago, Publisher, Center for American Places at Columbia College

Chicago 2009

- Migration, Lost and Found in America, by Donald McCrea, Publisher, Michael Weise Productions 2010

- Detroit bouge encore,"M", Le Magazine du Monde, Paris 2013

- Broken City, Time Magazine, Cover photo and inside spread about Detroit. Article about Detroit 2013

- Unbroken Down, This is Not Detroit, Schauspielhaus Bochum Magazine, Bochum, Germany 2013

-Unsustainable Cruelty, The Austrailian PhotoJournalist, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art. With 16 other photographers 2013

-Aperture #214, Documentary, Expanded 2014

-Detroit: Unbroken Down, Photo Art Magazine, Seoul, Korea, March 2014

COLLECTIONS

- Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois

- Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas

- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, Mass.

-The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan

- Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois

- Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago, Illinois

- Harris Bank Collection, Chicago, Illinois

- Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit, Michigan

- Several Corporate and Private Collections

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