.frank hallam day

Washington, DC-based photographer Frank Day is a versatile artist shooting in both black and white and color film. Traveling the world to remote destinations, Day is able to capture the rich beauty of pattern, color and texture of the open-air markets, isolated landscapes, busy harbors and everyday lives of diverse cultures. Day has also mastered the landscapes and cityscapes of the world, shooting the angular architecture of cities such as Berlin, New York, and Baltimore, as well as the beautiful softness of Washington, DC’s cherry blossoms.

Artist Resume


Frank Hallam Day is a fine art photographer based in Washington DC. He was the winner of the

prestigious 2012 Leica Oscar Barnack Prize as well as the Bader Prize in 2006, and numerous other

awards, commissions and grants. His work has been widely exhibited within the United States

and abroad, and has been collected by the Berlin State Museum Berlin, the Baltimore Museum of

Art, the Phillips Collection, the Orlando Museum of Art, the Portland Art Museum, the Corcoran

Gallery and the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, among others. In 2013 he executed photographic

commissions for the Pew Charitable Trust and for the Rosslyn Business Improvement

District in Rosslyn, Virginia, and was awarded a grant for a residency at the Virginia Center for the

Creative Arts. A monograph of his photographs of RV’s at night in Florida jungles was published

by Kehrer Press in 2012, and won a prize from Photo District News the following year. His work

has often been concerned with the fraught relationship between man and nature, as in the RV series

and earlier work on the manmade landscape along the eastern littoral of the U.S. Much of his

work is also concerned with culture and social history, as in his series on the impact of globalization

on African culture, and on the erasure of cultural, political and personal memory in the rebuilding

of East Berlin in the 1990‘s. Day is currently working on a series on abandoned phone

booths in Bangkok, and abandoned temples in Burma.



2017 Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC (solo, October)

2016 Randall Scott Projects, Baltimore, MD (solo)

2015 H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (solo)

Washington Project for the Arts, Select, Washington, DC (group)

Somerset House, London, England, Syngenta Photography Award (group)

2014 Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC (solo, December)

Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC (group, Benefit Exhibition, November)

Goethe Institut, Washington, DC (group, October)

Leica Gallery, Washington, DC (solo, November)

Beers Contemporary, London, UK (group, August)

Katzen Arts Center at American University, Bader Prize Winners, June, (group)

Leica Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)

Maryland Arts Place (BWI Airport) (group)

2013 Cafrtiz Art Center, Silver Spring, MD (solo, October 2013)

Community College, Baltimore Country (solo, Oct)

Jean Efron Art Consultants (solo, Sept.)

Farmani Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (group, July)

Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL (group)

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (group show of Sondheim Prize semifinalists,


2012 Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, Waterline, DC (solo, October 2012)

Orlando Museum of Art, RV Night

Leica Galerie, Salzburg, Austria (solo)

Lecia Installation, Photokina Cologne, Germany (solo)

Artisphere, Beyond the Parking Lot, Virginia (group)

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (group)

SNAP Festival, Orlando, 2012 (group)

Salisbury University, Maryland (solo, 2012)

Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Wash DC (group, 2012)

Washington Project for the Arts (group, 2012)

2011 Goucher College, Baltimore (solo)

Edison Gallery, Washington DC (9/11, Ten Years After, group)

Somerset House, London (Sony Prize, group)

2010 Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC: RV (solo)

Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington DC: PORTRAY curated and including work

by Frank Hallam Day

Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC (group)

Catonsville Community College, Baltimore, MD (group)

Curators Office, Washington, DC (group)

2009 Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC: Equatorial Beauties (solo)

Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC, Washington FOTOWEEK (group)

Arts Club of Washington, Washington DC (solo)

National Museum of Sudan

2008 Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC (solo)

German Marshall Fund of the United States, Washington, DC (solo)

Warner Building, Washington, DC, Ship Hulls (2007 – 2009) (solo)

Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA. (solo/group)

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR (group)

School of Fine Art, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (solo)

Central Market, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (solo)

2007 Abbe Museum, Maine (solo)

Baltimore Museum of Art, (solo/group)

German Marshall Fund, Washington DC (solo)

Gettysburg College, (group)

Civilian Art Projects, Washington DC, (group)

2006 Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC (solo)

2004 Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC (solo)

WPA/C Benefit Auction, Washington, DC (group)

The Gables Photography Gallery, Norwich, UK

2003 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Photography Collection Highlights, Washington, DC (group)

Otto Nagel Galerie, Berlin, Germany (solo)

Strand on Volta, Washington, DC (group)

2002 American Embassy, Athens (group)

2001 Mois de la Photo, Dakar, Senegal (group)

Hickock/Fox/Warner, Washington, DC

2000 ARToMATIC, Washington, DC (group)

1997 Internationaler Kunsttage Drewin (group)

1996 Amerika Haus, Berlin (solo)


The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

The Federal Reserve Board of Govenors, Washington, DC

Corcoran Museum, Washington DC

DC Commission of Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC

German Marshall Fund of the United States, Washington, DC

Berlinische Galerie und Landesmuseum Berlin

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Sackler Museum/Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC

American Embassies Berlin, Khartoum, Addis Ababa, and Accra

City Council of the District of Columbia

Arnold Schwarzenegger, CA

Sallie Mae, Washington, DC


Nominated for ICP Infinity Award, 2015

Photo District News, Winner, 2013 PDN Photobook Photography Annual

Leica Oskar Barnack Prize, 2012

Semi-finalist, Hasselblad Prize, 2011

Third Prize in Landscape, Sony Prize, 2011

Finalist for Voies Off Prize, Arles, France, 2010

Cultural Envoy Program, US Dept. of State, 2008

Artist in Residence, Acadia National Park, 2007

Franz and Virginia Bader Foundation, 2006

DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, 2007

DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, 2006

Kreeger Museum, 2004

Sackler/Freer Gallery of Art, 1991

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, 1989


Forthcoming: Bangkok: Call Waiting, Kehrer Press Heidelberg, monograph, 5/2016

Washington, City Paper, December 10, 2014

Baltimore City Paper, March 19, 2014

Washington City Paper, Oct. 24 2013

Tampa Bay Times October 9, 2013

Politiken (Denmark) October 4, 2013

Monograph: “Nocturnal,” Kehrer Press, 2012

Der Spiegel Online November 29, 2012

Slate.com, November 21, 2012

Washington City Paper, November 12, 2012

Washington Post Express, November 24, 2010

Washington Post Express, November 15, 2010

Washington City Paper, November 12, 2010

Washington City paper, August 6, 2010

Washington Post, January 3, 1010

Washington Post, September, 21, 2008

ARTnews, summer 2004

Washington Post, March 4, 2004

Washington City Paper, March 19, 2004, and December 24, 2004

Published in “Landscape: Photographs of Time and Place,” by Ferdinand Protzman,

National Geographic Books, 2003

ONLINE REVIEWS, 2013 – 2014, selected

Creative Review (UK) March 2014

La Vida Leica March 2014

Feature Shoot (US) February 2014

LensCulture (US) December 2013

Esquire, Russian Edition October 2013

Washington City Paper (US) October 2013

The Weather Channel (US) October 2013

Fast Company Design (US) August 2013

InspireFirst August, 2013

Slate.com (US) July 2013

Designinspiration.net March, 2013

PDN Photo of the Day March, 2013


Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Residency, Sept. 2013

Central Florida University, Orlando, 2009 and 2010

Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL, 2010

National Museum of Sudan, 2009

Addis Ababa University, School of Fine Art, 2008

Acadia National Park, 2007