David Alan Harvey, an internationally renowned Magnum photographer, presents a new collection of work capturing the vibrancy and cultural energy of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Shot over a two-year period, Harvey’s intimate photographs are raw, real and passionate and make you feel like a fly on the wall. (based on a true story) is a representation of one night out that Harvey admits ‘changed [me] forever’. Photographs from this series have been published in Harvey’s new book also titled (based on a true story). This is Harvey’s very personal journey into the novela, a mystery tale that is not about Rio, but set in Rio.
Harvey has extensive experience documenting cultural stories around the world including projects on French teenagers, the Berlin Wall, Maya culture, Native Americans, Vietnam, Mexico, Naples and Nairobi. Harvey has published several major books including Cuba (2000) and Divided Soul (2002) based on his extensive exploration of the Spanish/Portuguese diaspora into the Americas, Living Proof (2009) an investigation of hip hop culture in the South Bronx, New York and Tell It Like It Is (1966) based on Harvey's experience living with a black family in Norfolk, Virginia. Harvey has also shot over forty essays for National Geographic magazine.
David Alan Harvey was born in 1944 in San Francisco, USA and lives and works in New York. Havey's photography has been exhibited world-wide in museums and galleries. David Alan Harvey will present seminars and workshops at ABBA FINE ART this Fall & Winter 2012.