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David Sokosh is a photographer based in New York’s Hudson Valley. He creates photographs using the 19th Century processes of cyanotype and Wet-Plate Collodion (tintype) and  makes Photographic Artist Books using Cyanotype.

Things That Look Like the MOON (but are not the moon) consists of a limited edition, hand-made book and a set of limited edition portfolio prints, all printed with cyanotype (no ink involved).
 
Currents Projects:
Past/Present-Memory/Loss celebrates Material Culture as part of an exploration of still-life as portrait/self-portrait and consists of editioned cyanotype prints and a Photographic Artist Book.

Blueprint of a Collection: Cyanotype Photography by David Sokosh An exploration of American Material Culture at Shelburne Museum in Vermont. (Cyanotype Prints, Cyano-Collage Cyanimation and Cyanotype Quilts).
Gatsby in Blue: A Fantasia on Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. (Cyanotype book and prints).
Redactive: Examining 19th and 20th Century Objects Bearing Words.
These objects are photographed and then retouched to obscure portions of the text. This redaction reveals a new narrative.

Ongoing Projects:
John Rogers in the 21st Century: Contemporary Issues Seen Through a 19th Century Lens (cyanotype book)
Objectified: Exploitation, Appropriation and Self-Objectification (of the male figure) on the Internet #AllPhotosUsedWithoutPermission.

Sokosh says: "There is something mysterious and magical for me in older technologies and objects. They influence my whole life. It's not a yearning for the past. I'm not trying to get back to an imagined better, simpler, time but working to bring great things and ideas from the past into the present. In one of my earliest memories, I must have been three or four years old, I am clutching a 78 record and carrying it around like a toy. I didn't love it because of the song recorded on it, the song is long forgotten, but because it was old. An outdated technology. Different than regular things. Different from what other people wanted."

Raised in Connecticut, Sokosh began taking pictures at an early age. He holds a BA in Photography from WCSU and received a 20x24 studio grant from the Polaroid Corporation. He has studied with Mary Virginia Swanson, Ted Orland, Lothar Osterburg and Eric Taubman/Penumbra. He worked in New York City as client liaison at Kelton Labs and was gallery director at Underbridge Pictures in DUMBO.

A study of the relationship between power lines and architecture was published as the book "Provincetown Lines”. His reportage series “Gay 90’s” was exhibited as part of the Magnum Festival.
He was comissioned by The New York Time to create tintypes to accompany the article “This Just in from the 1890’s" 
The Times also ran “The Making of a Tintype” which details his process. Find two links in the sentences above to see the fashion pictures and the slide show about making tintypes.

Most recently his images have been included in: Analog Forever Magazine Edition 9 Feature article; Winter’s Long Embrace Group Show at Bill Arning Editions, Kinderhook, NY; Equipoise - Stasis and the Power of Suggestion in Still Life Group Show at Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY; PhotoBookWorks 2023 at Spark Gallery, Denver, Colorado. Alicia Bailey of Abecedarian Artists’ Books Curator, Greg Roybl Juror; The 13th Annual Self-Published Photobook Show at Davis-Orton Gallery and The Griffin Museum of Photography, Hudson, NY/Winchester, MA (review in the Boston Globe); Exposure 2022 at PRC Boston Catherine Edelman Juror (review in the Boston Globe);  Turning the Gaze: The Male Nude at Equity Gallery NYC; Time Lapse-Contemporary Analog Photography at Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT; Mortals, Saints & Myths at Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY; Winter Solstice at the Griffin Museum; Views of Antiquity, Shaping the Classical Ideal at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, FL  and 2020 Member’s Show at The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY. 

Look for his solo show Blueprint of a Collection: Cyanotype Photographs by David Sokosh at Shelburne Museum. May - October 2025

Sokosh is represented by Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY.
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Image: Self Portrait with Studio Assistant, 2017
All images, design and text © 2005-2024 by David Sokosh



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DAVID SOKOSH

davidsokosh@gmail.com
davidsokosh.com
instagram.com/davidsokoshphotography/

Born - 1963, American

EDUCATION
Western Connecticut State University, Bachelor of Arts, 1989
Ted Orland - The Zone System
Mary Virginia Swanson - Finding Your Audience and Career Options in
        Photography.

Lothar Osterburg - Photogravure
Eric Taubman/Penumbra - Wet-Plate Collodion

CURRENT PROJECTS
Shelburne - Blueprints of a Collection: Cyanotype Photographs by David Sokosh. An exploration of American Material Culture at Shelburne Museum (Cyanotype prints, Cyano-Collage, Cyanimation and Cyanotype Quilts)
Things That Look Like the MOON (but are not the moon) a limited edition, hand-made book and a set of limited edition portfolio prints, printed with cyanotype (no ink involved).
Past/Present-Memory/Loss A celebration of Material Culture during an exploration of still-life as self-portrait.

Gatsby in Blue: A Fantasia on Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. (Cyanotype book and prints).


ONGOING PROJECTS
John Rogers in the 21st Century: Contemporary Issues Seen Through a 19th Century Lens (also a cyanotype book) and Objectified: Exploitation, Appropriation and Self-Objectification (of the male figure) on the Internet #AllPhotosUsedWithoutPermission

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2025      Blueprint of a Collection:
              Cyanotype Photography by David Sokosh
                     Solo Show
                     Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Vermont
                     Carolyn Bauer Curator
        
2024     Open Juried Exhibition
                    Juried Group Show
                    VCP Brattleboro, VT
                    Crista Dix (Griffin Museum) Juror
             Home Sweet Home
                   Juried Group Show
                   Analog Forever/PRC Boston
                   Jessica Burko, Juror
             Winter 2024
                  Juried Group Exhibition
                  The Curated Fridge
                  Jessica Burko Juror
             Winter’s Long Embrace
                   Invitational Group Exhibition
                   Bill Arning Exhibitions Kinderhook, NY

2023    Portrait 
                    Juried Group Exhbition 
                    SE Center for Photography  Greenville, SC
                    Brian Clamp Juror
             First Look 
                    Group Exhibition
                    Collier West/Sudio 369 Brooklyn, NY
            Equipoise - Stasis and the Power of Suggestion in Still Life
                  Group Exhibition
                  Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY 
           Words Matter
                  Group Exhibition
                  RI Center for Photographic Arts
                  Providence, RI

           PhotoBookWorks 2023
                  Spark Gallery, Denver Colorado
                   Curated by Alicia Bailey - Abecedarian Artists’ Books
                   Juried by Greg Roybl
2022   13th Annual Self Published Photobook Show
                  Davis-Orton Gallery + Griffin Museum of Photography
                  Karen Davis and Crista Dix jurors.
         Exposure 2022 Juried Group Exhibition.
                  FPAC Gallery + PRC Boston.
                  Catherine Edelman juror.
        Turning the Gaze: The Male Nude Group Exhibition
                  Equity Gallery, NYC
                  Peter Trippi Juror
        Photography Artist Book Initiative, Featured Artist,
                  Griffin Museum of Photography
        2/22/22 Exhibition: Pairs and Diptychs,
                  Lenscratch.
2021 Alternative Process, Group Show,
                  SOHO Photo Gallery, New York, NY
                  Paula Tognarelli juror.
       Winter Solstice, Group Show,
                  The Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

2020 Member’s Show, Group Show, The Center for Photography at      
         Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
2019 Time Lapse - Contemporary Analog Photography, Group Show,        
        Shelburne Museum, VT
       Mortals, Saints & Myths, Group Show, Carrie Haddad Gallery,
       Hudson, NY
2019 Views of Antiquity Shaping the Classical Ideal, Group, Museum of Fine    
        Arts St. Petersburg, FL
2015 Steampunk, Group Show, Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts,
         Bethlehem, PA
2014 Sintypes, Solo Show, Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, MA 
       American Tintypes, Solo Show, Robert Tat Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 At Home Again, Solo Show, Esmond-Wright Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2009 Angels, Group Show, MDH Fine Arts, NYC
2008 Spring Juried Exhibition, Group Show, Schoolhouse Gallery.
         Provincetown, MA Larry Collins, juror.
2007 Gay 90’s, Solo Show, Underbridge Pictures - Magnum Festival ‘07.
         Brooklyn, NY
2006 Pictorialism, Solo Show, Galleria Artemisia. Provincetown, MA
2004 Provincetown Lines, Solo Show, Thanasi Gallery, Provinctown, MA
2003 Members Juried Exhibition, PAAM, Provincetown, MA
1994 Fashion in Metal, Metal in Art, Group Show, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC
1993 Colore Sfumati, Group Show, Robin Rice Gallery, NYC
1991 Transfer, Group Show, 575 Tech Square Gallery, Cambridge, MA
1990 Small Works, Group Show, Ivan Karp Juror, 80 Washington Square
         East, NYC
1989 New Talent - New Work, Group Show, WAA, Washington Depot, CT


SELECTED PUBLICATION/PRESS

Kelley, Niniane: Feature: David Sokosh,
Analog Forever Magazine March 2024

Feeney, Mark: Exposure 2022 Takes Photography to Unexpected Places,                  Boston Globe, August 10, 2022

Sokosh, David: Things That Look Like the MOON (but are not the moon), Limited Edition Artist Book, 2022 

Shabott, Laura: Melding of Past & Present in Tintypes Show in Provincetown,
Wicked Local Provincetown August 14, 2014

New York Times, ThursdayStyles Cover, This Just in From the 1890’s,
Colman, David, November 11, 2009

The Making of a Tintype, The New York Times, November 11, 2009
Sokosh, David: Provincetown Lines, St. James Workshop, 2004


COLLECTIONS
Shelburne Museum
The Kinsey Institute
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
Pfizer Collection
Polaroid Collection


LECTURES
2022 On Seeing, Photobook Panel Discussion
                Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA
       19th Century Photography in the Hudson Valley:
          A Conversation between photographer David Sokosh and
          Executive Director  Lisa Weilbacker
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               Columbia County Historical Society, Kinderhook, NY
2019 Time Lapse - Contemporary Analog Photography,
           Artists’ Panel with John Dugdale and Keliy Anderson Staley,
                Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT

GRANTS
1992 Polaroid 20 x 24 Studio Grant, NYC

REPRESENTATION HISTORY
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY (Current)
Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Esmond-Wright Gallery, Provincetown, MA
MDH Fine Art, NYC
Galleria Artemisia, Provincetown, MA
Underbridge Pictures, Brooklyn, NY
Thanassi Gallery, Provincetown, MA
SoHo Triad Fine Arts, NYC

Self Portrait with Studio Assistant 2017
All images, design and text © 2005-2024 by David Sokosh