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David Welch

David Welch is a fine art photographer based on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. His work explores social issues, using large-format photography steeped in conceptual influences from art history and economic theory. His work has been widely published and exhibited both nationally and abroad. David was a featured artist in issue N.1 of Aint-Bad Magazine. David was recently named one of the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward winners for 2012 and in 2011 he was selected as one of Photolucida’s Critical Mass top 50 photographers. David is a recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he earned his MFA in photography. He lives on the island with his partner Trina and daughter, Camden. Shopping Totem, 2010 Material World It was Karl Marx’s belief that all of humanity started with nature. 2 Through contemplation, man enters a state of self-alienation, a transformative relationship between man and nature where man manifests his activity into a materially existing form that serves as a mirror of self-understanding, reflection and subsequent progression. According to Marx, “the object …