David Simonton | Johnston County, North Carolina, September 2006 | Framed $799, Unframed $675

“David Simonton moved to North Carolina in 1989 and proceeded to make it his subject. He has now photographed in more than 365 cities, towns, and small rural communities across the state. His pictures have appeared in Photography Quarterly, The Photo Review and The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of the Arts in the South. He was a finalist for theDaylight/Center for Documentary Studies Photo Awards Project Prize(2011) and a semifinalist for the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography (2002, 2004). And he is the recipient of numerous grants and commissions, including a commission from the North Carolina Museum of Art (2000-2001) to photograph the abandoned Polk Prison on land adjacent to the museum, and two Visual Artist Fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council (2000, 2008). His black-and-white prints are included in the collections of the NCMA; The Do Good Fund: Southern Photography Initiative; the Asheville (NC) Art Museum; Fidelity Investments, Boston and the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY.”

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