David Modica is a commercial and fine art photographer living in New Albany, Indiana. He is retired from teaching photography at Ivy Tech Community College in Sellersburg, Indiana, where he taught basic photo, photojournalism, studio lighting, and commercial photography. His commercial work includes local and regional clients and national accounts such as Marriott, Hilton, and Mercedes Benz.
Modica expresses his personal vision in black and white film and prints in a traditional darkroom. He has an affinity for historic buildings and architecture, urban landscape, and story telling through documentary photography. His most recent projects include researching and photographing his home country of Sicily, Italy, and the North Mississippi Delta. David also completed a one-year project documenting the beauty of the Bourbon Stock Yards in Louisville just prior to its demolition in 2000.
David’s personal work is exhibited throughout the region, held in private and corporate collections, and in the fine arts collection at the University of Louisville Photo Archives. He studied photography formally at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn (Chicago), Illinois and at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Indiana University in Bloomington.