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Meet the Faculty

David LaSpina


David LaSpina

Division: Arts
Appointment: 2011

Daniel Arts Center
p: 413-528-7289




M.F.A., Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT.
Yale Summer School of Art, Graduate Student in Residence, Norwalk, CT.
B.F.A. with honors, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.

Professional History:

Prior to Simon’s Rock Mr. La Spina worked as an archivist at the architectural photography firm, Esto, in Mamaroneck, New York. In addition, he has been an instructor at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He continues to photograph for a variety of commercial clients and his work has appeared editorial publications including The New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek and The Wire.

Publications/Book Chapters/Exhibitions/Performances:

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2012-2011 Faculty Development Grant, Bard College at Simon’s Rock
2009 Nominee, The Baum Prize for Photography.
2009 Portfolio Review, The Center for Photography at Woodstock.
2008 and 2007 Nominee, PDN 30 photographers to watch.
2007 Nominee, Sante Fe Prize for Photography at Center.
2007 Nominee, Society of Photographers’ 10x10 Project.
2005 Rochester Advertising Federation ADDY

Other Activities:

Currently, he co-hosts a monthly photography radio show: Blind Spot Radio.