Dave Heath

Dave Heath (1931–2016) took up photography in the late 1940s, inspired by photo-essays in Life magazine. Though largely self-taught, he studied briefly at the Philadelphia College of Art and at the Chicago Institute of Design. In 1957 Heath moved to New York and joined the Greenwich Village Camera Club, associating with Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander and Weegee. Heath received the Guggenheim Grant in 1963 and ’64, and in 1970 was invited to teach photography at Toronto’s Ryerson University where he worked until 1997. Heath’s photos are held in collections such as the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago; his books include A Dialogue With Solitude (1965), Korea Photographs: 1953–1954 (2004), and Washington Square (2016).

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