2017 DUMA Biennial artist, Jim Davis

Cactus Abstract
Jim Davis, Fairfield, Iowa
Cactus Abstract, 2016, b&w photo, 10×15

For Jim Davis, photography is a passion and he has spent his life documenting the world through a lens. He has been a professional photographer since starting his own event photography business in 1974. The diversity of his photographic work ranges from celebrities and presidents, to marathons, graduations, to the beauty of nature and the majesty of the great outdoors.

Jim studied photography under masters such as Ansel Adams, David Muench and Ruth Bernhard. Jim’s work has been exhibited in galleries all over the United States including Borrego Art Institute, Linus Gallery and Los Angeles Center for Digital Art in California; Midwest Center for Photography in Kansas; Iowa Contemporary Art Gallery and Christopher Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. Jim’s work has also been included in museum exhibitions at the Figge Art Museum in Iowa and the Freeport Art Museum in Illinois. His work will be included in an upcoming exhibit at the Blanden Art Museum, as well as in Art Burst in England. He lives and works in the small town of Fairfield, Iowa, U.S., a community of cultural diversity, spirituality, and green living.