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David Martin Heath (June 27, 1931 – June 27, 2016) was an American documentary, humanist and street photographer.Heath's books include A Dialogue with Solitude (1965). In 2015 a retrospective of his work was hosted by Philadelphia Museum of Art. His work is held in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Museum of Modern Art.
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Heath was raised in an orphanage and a series of foster homes in Philadelphia, and began taking photographs as a teenager. He was mostly self-taught. He moved to New York City in 1955, established his career there, and was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art by the early 1960s. There have been two retrospective exhibitions of his work: one in 1981, in Ottowa Canada, and in 2015 in Philadelphia.
American, Canadian
Artist, Photographer
Dave Heath, David Heath, David Martin Heath, David M. Heath
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