|Dave Jordano was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1948. He received a BFA in photography from the College for Creative Studies in 1974. In 1977 he established a successful commercial photography studio in Chicago, IL, shooting major print campaigns for national advertising agencies.|
As an emerging fine art photographer, he was awarded an honorable mention in the Houston Center for Photography’s Long Term Fellowship Project in 2003, and received the Curator’s Choice Award the following year. In 2006 and 2008 he was twice a top 20 finalist in the “Critical Mass” national photographic book award in Portland, OR. He was also selected for inclusion in “One Hundred Portfolios”, a compliation featuring the work of 100 leading photographers from around the world and sponsored by Wright State University, Dayton, OH. A major exhibition of his work from the “Articles of Faith” project was held at the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois in 2009.
Jordano’s work is included in several private, corporate, and museum collections. Most notably the Museumof Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, the Harris Bank Collection, and the Federal Reserve Bank.
His second book, published by the Center for American Places at Columbia College, Chicago titled, “Articles of Faith, Small African-Amercian Community Churches of Chicago”, released in April 2009.
His current ongoing project, “Detroit - Unbroken Down” documents the cultural and societal changes of his home town. Dave Jordano currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.