Greg Davis, National Geographic Photographer
Greg Davis is a contributing photographer for National Geographic/Disney and was represented by the National
Geographic Image Collection for over a decade. His work was recently published in the new National Geographic photo book, “America the Beautiful” and “Destinations of a Lifetime“.
He was honored as the Ambassador of the Year in 2017 for Austin, Texas based non-profit, Well Aware, the first time they had ever awarded that recognition. Well Aware funds and implements sustainable clean
water systems that drive development and empower communities in East Africa.
Greg has been featured in National Geographic books and museum exhibitions, PDN magazine, Professional Photographer magazine, ATX Man Magazine, People, the Houston Chronicle, Art Business News, and the New York Times, among others.
He worked his way from local festivals to international exhibitions and his works now hangs in private and institutional collections worldwide. Greg’s first major solo exhibit for the Museum of the Southwest followed the stories of individual pilgrims to India’s 2013 Kumbh Mela, the largest religious pilgrimage in history, about which he also completed his first short documentary film, Cloth Paper Dreams.
Greg is currently offering his latest traveling exhibit, “Oaxacan Gold”, to art centers and museums around the nation. The purpose of this exhibition is to bring awareness to the stunning beauty, cultural depth and mystical nature of the great Mexican state of Oaxaca through an educational multi-media cultural experience of photography, folk art, textiles, dance and music.
Fate exerts a powerful pull on our lives. As Greg Davis knows, it can drag you through the mud before it shows you the light at the end of the tunnel. For Greg, fate is his quest for meaning, his desire to connect his experiences with those of people worlds apart, to exhibit that we are all part of something greater than ourselves.
After quitting his job in 2004 and selling most of his possessions, Greg went on a year-long global soul-searching expedition. Nine months in, fate once again intervened to put him face-to-face with a Black Hmong blanket weaver in the highlands of Northern Vietnam. It was then, that Greg captured an image that, ubeknownst to him, would weave their fates together and fill him with a new sense of purpose. Ultimately, Greg hopes to return to the mountains of Northern Vietnam to find the woman who changed his life and impacted so many others with a simple yet powerful image. Her still untold story is a continuation of Greg’s own. One day, he hopes to share it with all of you.
Davis’s work has been featured in exhibitions at:
- Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX
- Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
- Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
- FotoFest, Houston, Texas
- Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene, TX
- Audi Forum, New York, NY
- Art Center Waco, Waco, TX
- Center for the Arts, Crested Butte, CO
- Galería Buena Vida, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
- Georgetown Arts Center, Georgetown, TX
- Texas Tech International Cultural
Center, Lubbock, TX
- Texas Performing Arts Center, Austin, TX
- San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX
- SXSW, Austin, TX
- Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, Austin, TX
- Children’s Museum of Minneapolis
- City Hall People’s Gallery, Austin, TX
- Mayborn Museum, Waco, TX
- Grace Museum, Abilene, TX
- RGK Center for Philanthropy, Austin, TX
- James Museum, Saint Petersburg, FL
- Dell Children’s Collection, Austin, TX
- Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation
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