Biographic Note:  Frank Hallam Day is a fine art photographer in Washington.  He has taught photography at the Smithsonian Institution in other local programs.  His work is in numerous museum and private collections in the United States and abroad, including the State Museum of Berlin, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Portland Art Museum, the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. His artistic interests revolve around the themes of culture and history, and humanity’s footprint on the natural world.  Recent projects include the erasure of personal and cultural memory in East Berlin, and on the impact of globalization on African identity. He was a winner of the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Prize in 2012 and the Bader Prize in 2006, and was a finalist both for the Sondheim Prize in 2007, the Sony Prize in 2010, the Voies Off Prize at Arles in 2010, and has received several grants from the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities.  He was Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park in 2007, and was U.S. Cultural Envoy to Ethiopia in 2008. He has juried and curated numerous photography shows and competitions in the Washington area.  He also writes on photography for Photo Review. 


Artist's Resume:

Selected Exhibitions:

 Upcoming: Orlando Museum of Art, solo, 2012

Upcoming:  Addison/Ripley Fine Art, solo, 2012

Upcoming: Artisphere, Virginia, solo, 2012

Upcoming: Corcoran Gallery of Art, group, 2012

SNAP Festival, Orlando, 2012 (group)

Salisbury University, Maryland (solo, 2012)

Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Wash DC (group, 2012)

Washington Project for the Arts (group, 2012)

Transformer Gallery (Washington DC, Benefit Exhibition, group 2011)

World Photography Events, Chelsea Art Museum (group, 2011)

Goucher College, Baltimore (solo, 2011)

Edison Gallery, Washington DC (9/11: Ten Years After, group) 2011

Somerset House, London (Sony Prize, group, 2011)

Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington DC (solo, 2010)

Washington Project for the Arts  (group, 2010)

Catonsville Community College, Baltimore (group, 2010)

Curators Office, Washington DC (group, 2010)

Addison/Ripley Fine Art, (group, 2010)

Arts Club of Washington  (solo, 2009)

Hemphill Fine Arts  Washington DC  (group, 11/2009)

Hamiltonian  Gallery  (solo, 2009)

Washington Photo Week (at Addison/Ripley, solo, 11/08)

Addison/Ripley Fine Art, (2008 (solo)

Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, Va. 2008 (solo/group)

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Or 2008 (group)

School of Fine Art, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 2008 (solo)

Central Market, Addis Ababa Ethiopia 2008 (solo)

Addison/Ripley Fine Art Warner display space 2007-8 (solo)

Abbe Museum, Maine  2007 (solo)

Baltimore Museum of Art   2007 (solo/group)

German Marshall Fund, Washington DC 2007 (solo)

Gettysburg College 2007 (group)

Civilian Art Projects, Washington DC  2007 (group)

Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC  2006 (solo)

Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington DC, 2004  (solo)

Strand on Volta, Washington, DC, 2003  (group)

Otto Nagel Galerie, Berlin, 2003  (solo)

Corcoran Museum, Washington DC, 2003  (group)

American Embassy Athens, 2002  (group)

Mois de la Photo, Dakar, 2001  (group)

Internationaler Kunsttage Drewin, 1997 (group)

Amerika Haus, Berlin 1996  (solo)


Selected Collections:


The Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Berlinische Galerie und Landesmuseum Berlin

Baltimore Museum of Art

Sackler Museum/Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution

Portland Art Museum, Portland Oregon

San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts

Kreeger Museum, Washington DC

American Embassies Berlin, Khartoum, Addis Ababa and Accra

German Marshall Fund of the United States

City Council of the District of Columbia

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Arts Bank

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Sallie Mae, Washington DC


Selected Awards/Grants/Commissions:


Leica Oskar Barnack Prize, 2012

Semi-finalist, Hasselblad Prize, 2011

Third Prize in Landscape, Sony Prize, 2011

Finalist, Voies Off Prize, Arles Festival, 2010

Cultural Envoy Program, US Dept. of State, 2008

Artist in Residence, Acadia National Park, 2007

Franz and Virginia Bader Prize, 2006

DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, 2007

DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, 2006

Kreeger Museum, 2004

Sackler/Freer Gallery of Art, 1991

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, 1989


Visiting Artist Events:


Central Florida University, Orlando, 2009 and 2010

Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, Fl. 2010

National Museum of Sudan, 2009

Addis Ababa University, School of Fine Art  2008

Acadia National Park, 2007


Recent reviews and publications:

Washington Post Express, November 24, 2010

Washington Post Express, November 15, 2010

Washington City Paper, November 12, 2010

Washington City Paper, August 6, 2010

Washington Post, January 3, 2010

Washington Post, September 21, 2008

ARTnews, summer 2004

Washington Post, March 4, 2004

Washington City Paper,  March 19, 2004, and December 24, 2004

Published in “Landscape:  Photographs of Time and Place,” by Ferdinand Protzman,

National Geographic Books, 2003