Author Archives: David Alan Harvey


I’ve now done 4 pictures in a row from Rio/Bahia in Brazil. All a bit different in subject matter. I’ll do 2 more tomorrow.The 6 Brazil pictures do not encompass very much territory. I tend to choose very few places to shoot especially in a broad topic.This picture was published both in National Geographic and my more personalized novella photo book (based on a true story).. I always know with any photo essay I cannot show everything. I can only be symbolic or capture mood or reveal personality. It’s all subjective especially since I’m a gringo. I am a guest…

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James Whitlow Delano – The Little People: Equatorial Rainforest Project

James Whitlow Delano The Little People: Equatorial Rainforest Project In the Eden-like rainforests that once clothed the equator, multinational corporations are quietly stealing the resources of powerless, largely voiceless indigenous peoples whose names still identify the mountains, the valleys, and the rivers from where oil, timber, gold and other valuable minerals are spirited away. Imagine one morning walking into the New York’s Central Park only to be denied entry at the gates as oil derricks can be seen rising up from the flowerbeds. You protest, that this is a public park and it belongs to everyone, but a stranger stands…

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Nick Nichols in the Outer Banks

NatGeo Editor, Photographer, and Explorer, Michael “Nick” Nichols in the Outer Banks. Nick is a dear friend for I have no idea how long. Magnum colleague, NatGeo colleague, and we be high a few times colleague. Nick and Reba’s backyard slide shows became Look3. Every photographer I know at Magnum and NatGeo is a workaholic. Yet nobody works harder than Nick. The boy is driven yet somehow laid back in outward persona. Respect.. #natgeo #look3

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Cover of Leica’s M Magazine

Cover of Leica’s M Magazine featuring some of my Brazil work. This from Salvador, Bahia. Rio and Bahia have been favorites of mine for awhile now. Both featured in NatGeo. Rio the source of one book and another upcoming. If a photographer or any artist gets locked into a place, there must be a reason. If the “reason” is only in your imagination, so much the better. ‪#‎Brazil‬ ‪#‎bahia‬ ‪#‎leica‬

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Kathy Ryan and Scott Thode

Kathy Ryan, Dir of Photography, NYTimes Magazine and Scott Thode editor/ curator at large. At home. These two have just given me the show of a lifetime at this June. A triple whammy three part show. Brazil, Tell It Like It Is and Haenyeo Angels of the Sea. 50 60×40 prints. Killer. IF I can get it all done. Is this honor from Kathy and Scott a straight call? Hell no. It’s an inside job. We are long time friends. Point is, make good friends when you are young and before you become who you might be. Those are…

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Kaya Lee Berne, my all around keep my life straight first assistant, has come to my home to help me set my darkroom for the 100 8×10 prints I will personally print for the limited edition version of my upcoming Tell It Like It Is. While we are mixing chemicals for the darkroom we are here testing the Leica Monochrom up against the Fuji x100T set on b&w mode. This Instagram shot is the Monochrom shot which does have a file the Fuji cannot match . Right out of the camera the monochrome looks like an exhibition print yes even…

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