©David Knox


Image is an unframed 30″ x 40″ aluminum print with a 3/4″ float hanger mounted on the back

David Knox has traveled throughout the American South documenting the region for 30 years. He specializes in 19th century photo processes and digital collage. His current work combines his photography with historic imagery to create large scale, multi layered photomontages in the realm of historical fiction. These pieces, through visual storytelling and symbolism, explore an arcane netherworld set somewhere in the mid 19th century South.


Knox completed his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005 and his work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the South. In 2019 he was awarded the Fine Art Photographer of the Year by the International Photography Awards and his series, ​The LostProphets,​ wonfirstplaceinthedigitalcollagecategory. He was also selected as a finalist in the LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards. In 2020 he had 2 pieces selected to be in the Louisiana Contemporary exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and in 2018 he won the Louisiana Contemporary Best in Show and Helis Foundation Art Prize. He has taught continuing education since 1996 and is currently represented by Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans.




My piece The Presentation is a digital collage combining historic imagery with my own photography. I find the historic material online as well as pieces and photos that I have  that I scan.  The images I use from my own work come from 30+ years of photographing with such cameras as the Polaroid Land Camera with the 665 film with a negative as well as my Nikon 35mm and my iPhone.


The work is created on a Mac using Photoshop and printed as 30” x 40”, 36” square, and 20” x 48” images on aluminum.