David Binder

Photographer & Filmmaker

Award-winning documentary filmmaker and photojournalist David Binder has been published by and recognized in heralded publications and his work has been exhibited in prestigious locations and lives in collections around the globe.

Camera of Choice

  • Sony A7R4
  • Nikon D800
  • Leica M6
  • Leica M4P
  • Nikon FE2

David Binder is an award-winning photojournalist and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Binder’s photojournalism has been published extensively by magazines throughout the world. His editorial clients include People, U.S. News & World Report, Life, The New York Times, Paris Match, Forbes, Fortune and Businessweek.

Binder has twice been recognized by the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Awards for Excellence in Journalism. He has also received two Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships for his exceptional work in photography and film. He was awarded the National Press Photographers Association’s “Best of Photojournalism” as well as other national and regional awards. Binder’s intimate and involved storytelling approach has earned him a reputation for illuminating his subjects and their lives with perception and compassion.

Exhibitions of his work have been presented at The United States Senate, The New York Historical Society, The Exploratorium in San Francisco, The National Museum of Health and Science in Washington, D.C., The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, and The Wilson Hicks International Conference on Visual Communications in Miami. His work on Gail Farrow’s family is currently showcased in the international touring exhibition “Thy Brothers’ Keeper.” This exhibition contains work by some of the best photojournalists working today and their coverage of crises around the world. Binder’s work on AIDS was the centerpiece of a touring exhibition sponsored by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Entitled “What About AIDS?”, this educational exhibit has been displayed in more than 40 cities throughout North America. Binder has worked in the historic exhibition “Art AIDS America” currently on tour in the U.S.

His first documentary film, the acclaimed “Calling My Children,” came about directly from his photo essay of Gail Farrow and her family, a work that has spanned 25 years. His deep engagement with this ongoing story is evident in every frame of this film. “Calling My Children” received a First Prize at its premier at the 2009 Athens International Film and Video Festival. The film has screened at 18 film festivals domestically and internationally, winning 12 awards including seven first prizes and the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award. In 2012, “Calling My Children” was honored to be the only film screened at The United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. in coordination with the XIX International AIDS Conference. “Calling My Children” made its national television premiere on PBS in May 2014, with thousands of broadcasts on hundreds of stations nationwide. Due to viewer interest, PBS scheduled the film through 2019. Binder is currently at work on a feature film that will be the culmination of this 33-year-long project.