When on assignment David duChemin's goal is to create powerful images that convey the hope and dignity of children, the vulnerable and oppressed for the international NGO community. Past clients within that community include World Vision, Save the Children, and the BOMA Project.
David's travels have taken him through 55+ counties to date, though he prefers to experience a place deeply and often rather than see everything once and skim the surface. He's worked through winters in Russia and Mongolia, a summer on the Amazon, and spent time among nomads in the Indian Himalayan and remote Northern Kenya. His assignment work has taken him to Ecuador, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ethiopia, Malawi, DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Bangladesh, among others, and he's pursued personal work in places like Iceland, Antarctica, Tunisia, Cuba, Vietnam, Kenya, and Italy.
Drawing on a previous career in comedy, and a love for storytelling and communication, David makes myself available on a limited basis for keynote presentations and training on photography, creativity and entrepreneurial topics, but give him a microphone and an audience and he’ll talk about almost anything.
A driven artist, creative professional, entrepreneur and life-long adventurer, David educates and inspires through stunning visuals and hilarious travel stories, and insights, from a life spent outside and abroad. His books about the craft and art of photography, many of them best-sellers, have been translated into a dozen languages, and are applauded for their humanity, approachability, and a focus on vision and creativity over gear and the pixel-peeping our industry is so prone to. You can find his latest book, Start Ugly, as well as The Heart of the Photograph, The Soul of the Camera, and others all on Amazon.