Visual Communications Sequence
B.A., Columbia University, New York
M.A., University of South Carolina
David brings to his teaching more than 30 years’ experience
as a writer, editor, and photographer. He has written a total of
eight travel guidebooks about hiking and kayaking in the San Francisco
Bay Area and Cape Cod. His articles about travel, adventure sports,
and photography have appeared in many newspapers and magazines. In
addition to his writing and editing, David has had a long career
as a professional photographer. His publication credits include magazines
such as the American Bar Association Journal, Audubon, Backpacker,
Entrepreneur, Forbes, Information Week, Sierra, Smithsonian, and
Sunset, and books such as San Francisco: The City’s Sights
and Secrets (Chronicle Books), The World of Shorebirds (Sierra Club
Books), and Cape Cod on My Mind (Falcon Publishing). David’s
stock photography is represented by Photo Researchers and its worldwide
For many years, David taught photography and business practices
for photographers at City College of San Francisco, UC Berkeley Extension,
and the Academy of Art College. He was also a staff writer for Photo
District News, the leading trade publication for professional photographers.
David writes two columns per month for the online magazine Black Star Rising: “Notes from the VisCom Classroom” deals with educational issues, and “Eye on Image-Making” is about professional photography, videography, and multimedia.
Born and raised in New York City, David attended Columbia University
and received a BA degree in English in 1970. After graduating, he
moved to Portland, Oregon, where he worked for a weekly newspaper
and studied photojournalism at Portland State University and color
photography at Portland Community College. In 1974, he began work
at the Oregon Journal, a daily newspaper in Portland. He worked
for the next eight years as a staff photographer on newspapers in
Portland and Salem, including the Oregonian and the Statesman-Journal.
In 1980, David began accepting freelance photography assignments,
building a clientele that included advertising agencies, corporations,
graphic designers, magazines, newspapers and public relations firms.
In May, 1987, David moved his photography and writing business to
San Francisco. In October, 2003, he and his wife, Maggi Morehouse,
a professor of history, relocated to Aiken, S.C.
Room: Coliseum 2044
T/Th - 2 - 4 p.m.
W - 11 a.m. - Noon
And by appointment
Jour 364 - Introduction to Visual Communications
Jour 564 - Advanced
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