David Caras


David Caras was introduced to the world of photography when he studied with New York photographer Harold Feinstein in the early 1970s. Photography proved an outlet and visual language through which he could see the world and communicate what he sees.

Caras has been traveling to Cuba for almost two decades. While his professional resume includes commercial photography, portraiture, and industrial photography, Caras found himself using a documentary style in Cuba. Through this documentary photography, he pieces together his vision of the complex and beautiful country and people of Cuba. As he describes the work, he is “photographing proud, passionate people in their humble surroundings as they let him into their lives.”


1974 - University of Massachusetts
1976 - Windham College, Vermont
1978 - New England School of Photography

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Ballinglen Artist Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland, Artist Residency (2002)

  • New England Foundation for the Arts, Artist Fellowship Finalist (2001)

  • The Artist’s Resource Trust Grant (2000)

  • Belmont Arts Lottery Grant (1990)

  • Watertown Arts Lottery Grant (1986)

  • Massachusetts Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship Finalist

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2014 & 2015
    Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME

  • 2012 & 2013
    Grand Manan Art Gallery, Grand Manan, Canada

  • 2011
    Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland, ME

  • 2010
    Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA
    Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME

  • 2009
    Danforth Museum of Art, “New England Photography Biennial,” Framingham, MA
    Art Strand, Provincetown, MA
    Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

  • 2001
    Danforth Museum of Art, “Photographers,” Framingham, MA

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