Brandon De Sha
St. Louis, MO, USA
Brandon De Sha is an American photographer and visual artist born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri. In 2015, he received his AFA in Photography from Saint Louis Community College - Florissant Valley. In 2016, based on the merit of his photography, De Sha received a Full tuition scholarship to attend Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design where he went on to pursue a BFA in New Studio Practice. In 2018, De Sha graduated from MIAD and now resides in the Saint Louis area.
As an interdisciplinary artist, De Sha's work takes various forms, though he primarily finds himself working within the medium of photography. As a traditionally trained photographer, De Sha uses medium and large format photography to methodically navigate the contemporary American landscape. Through photographing rugged man-made architecture, delicate natural spaces, the people he encounters though documentarian portraiture, and moments of solitude he crafts cohesive and unique visual stories that stand the test of time.
Brandon's work has been published, recognized and exhibited nationally. In 2017 Brandon had his series 'American Loner' published via online photographic magazine Aint-bad. That year he was also participant in the New York Studio Residency Program. In spring of 2018, Brandon was selected to participate in the Annual New York Times Portfolio Review.
His portfolio can be viewed at https://iambrandondesha.com
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2016 - Full tuition Merit Based Scholarship, 2014 - Board of Trustees Activity Scholarship For Art, 2015 - Department Award Excellence in Photography