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Guide to the
David Anderson Photographs from "On Wall Street"

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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta (July-August 2020)

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Biographical note

David V. Anderson was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1943. He began his photographic career at the New York Daily News in 1961 as a copy boy with the encouragement of Alfred Eisenstaedt at Life Magazine. From 1969 to 1983 he was a cinematographer based in New York City who specialized in commercials and documentaries. He also photographed two independent films directed by artist Nancy Graves, including "Isy Boukir," which was acquired for the collection of films at the Museum of Modern Art. Since 1983 he has worked as an architectural photographer. He is the author of "On Wall Street: Architectural Photographs of Lower Manhattan, 1980-2000," published by George F. Thompson Publishing. His web site is

His photographs are in the collections of: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Library of Congress, Fralin Museum at the University of Virginia, Museum of the City of New York, New York Public Library, Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska, and the Loeb Art Center at Vassar College.

[This biography was supplied by the photographer.]