A Conversation

  • David Ottenstein


A member of our editorial staff, Linda Omana, sat down with Mr. Ottenstein to discuss his thoughts on photographing the Midwest and how his process connects him to its places and people.

Author Biography

David Ottenstein

David Ottenstein is a free-lance commercialphotographer based in New Haven,Connecticut where he has worked sincegraduating from Yale University in 1982with a BA in American Studies with a concentrationin photography. In addition tohis commercial work, he pursues fine-art/documentary photography, exploring interiorsof abandoned and decaying buildingsin the northeast, the vanishing agrarianlandscape of the Midwest, and visual/culturalthemes contained in the landscape ofthe American west. His work is being collectedby the Western Americana Collectionat the Beinecke Rare Book and ManuscriptLibrary at Yale University and is part of collectionsat Grinnell College, the Nelson-AtkinsMuseum of American Art in KansasCity, and the Palmer Museum of Art atPenn State among others.

How to Cite
OTTENSTEIN, David. A Conversation. ROOTSTALK | A Prairie Journal of Culture, Science and the Arts, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 13-19, may 2015. Available at: <https://ojs.grinnell.edu/index.php/prairiejournal/article/view/279>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2017.