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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

Leica Gallery, Los Angeles 2016 (solo)

Randall Scott Projects 2016 (Baltimore, solo)

H Gallery, Bangkok 2015 (solo)

Washington Project for the Arts, Select 2015, group
Somerset House, London, Syngenta Photography Award, March 2015, group
Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington DC, Dec. 2014, solo
Leica Gallery, Washington DC, Nov. 2014, solo
Goethe Institute, Washington DC, Oct. 2014, group
Houston Center for Photography, 2013 Critical Mass Final 50, June 2014, group
Katzen Arts Center at American University, Bader Prize Winners, June 2014, group
Leica Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany, March 2014, solo
Maryland Arts Place (at BWI Airport), March 2014, group
Cafritz Center for the Arts, Silver Spring, Oct. 2013, solo
Coummunity College, Baltimore County, Oct.-Nov. 2013, solo
Catherine Edelman Gallery, 2013, group
Jean Efron Art Consultants, 2013, solo
Sondheim Semi-Finalists at MICA, Baltimore, 2013, group
Orlando Museum of Art, 2012, solo
Addison/Ripley Fine Art, 2012, solo
Artisphere, Virginia, 2012, solo
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 2012, group
SNAP Festival, Orlando, 2012, group
Salisbury University, Maryland, 2012, solo
Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Washington DC, 2012, group
Washington Project for the Arts, 2012, group
Transformer Gallery, Benefit Exhibition, Washington DC, 2011, group
World Photography Events, Chelsea Art Museum, 2011, group
Goucher College, Baltimore, 2011, solo
Edison Gallery, 9/11: Ten Years After, Washington DC, 2011, group
Somerset House, Sony Prize, London, 2011, group
Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington DC, 2010, solo
Washington Project for the Arts, 2010, group
Catonsville Community College, Baltimore, 2010, group
Curators Office, Washington DC, 2010, group
Addison/Ripley Fine Art, 2010, group
Arts Club of Washington, 2009, solo
Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington DC, Nov. 2009, group
Hamiltonian Gallery, 2009, solo
Washington Photo Week at Addison/Ripley, Nov. 2008, solo
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, 2007-2008, 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:
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 2013
University of Central Florida, 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:
Baltimore City Paper, March 19, 2014
Washington City Paper, October 24, 2013
Tampa Bay Times, October 9, 2013
Politiken (Denmark), October 4, 2013
Monograph: "Nocturnal," Kehrer Press, 2012
Der Spiegel Online, November 29, 2012, November 21, 2012
Washington City Paper, November 12, 2012
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

Online Reviews, 2013 and 2014, selected 
Creative Review, (UK), March 2014
La Vida Leica, March 2014
Feature Shoot, (US), February 2014
LensCulture, (US), December 2013
Esquire, Russian Edition, October 2013
Washington City Paper, (US), October 2013
The Weather Channel, (US), October 2013
Fast Company Design, (US), August 2013
InspireFirst, August 2013, (US), July 2013, March 2013
PDN Photo of the Day, March 2013