Davenport Public Library

Book Talk: IOWA: Echoes of a Vanishing Landscape

David Ottenstein, photographer and author of "IOWA: Echoes of a Vanishing Landscape", will be at the Eastern Avenue Library to discuss his book and share his love of photography and Iowa . He will be signing and selling copies of his book as well. 

David Ottenstein was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1960 and grew up in the Northeastern United States, primarily in the central Pennsylvania town of State College. David graduated from Yale University in 1982 with a BA in American Studies with a concentration in photography. He has worked for thirty-five years as a freelance editorial and commercial photographer, specializing in architecture and interiors. 

For the past eighteen years, David has also pursued fine-art/documentary photography, exploring interiors of abandoned and decaying buildings in the Northeast and the vanishing agrarian landscape of the Midwest. 

The Western Americana Collection at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University has been acquiring David’s work on an ongoing basis. His photographs are also represented in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of American Art, Kansas City, MO; the Grinnell College Permanent Collection; the Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA; the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; and the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State, among others. 

David and his wife have two adult children and live in New Haven, Connecticut—a long, but interesting drive from Iowa. 

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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