David has a unique talent for teaching. I have found myself inspired and encouraged by his brilliance, generosity, and courageous sincerity. He will challenge you to further build on your genuine and authentic strengths, which will help you tackle the complexities of life within your artistic and professional goals. He has been my mentor for several years and I have taken huge strides under his guidance, which is why I am grateful for David’s vital role in what will soon be my first photography book.- maria daniel balcazar

DAH in Havana Cuba, 2017. Photo by Christopher Michel

DAH in Havana Cuba, 2017. Photo by Christopher Michel



nothing can beat a long term mentorship program when you are looking for real results. In my in-person workshops, I can get people started... With 6-months, I can actually get you to finish something significant, something of value. - David alan harvey

Intended for intermediate to advanced students, this new mentorship program is a long-term version of David's popular in-person workshops...a mix of virtual group meetings and individual guidance over the course of 6-months will enable you to dive deep into your own personal project with an eye toward developing your work into a powerful photo essay, book project, gallery exhibit and/or for preparing you for entry into an agency.

The group will meet online monthly via a streaming webinar service to review/discuss your ongoing project(s). It will consist of group and personal one-on-one mentoring, group review and critique of work and project, as well as serve as an accountability resource and group support network. Guest speakers will round out the group experience.

The final projects will be presented on Burn Magazine.

Anyone who knows David can assure you that you won't work harder for anything in your life - but it will also be time filled with a lot of laughter. 


Within what felt like an instant, David honed in on the areas where I needed the most guidance. He helped me address and push through issues I was not even aware I had. His mentorship has changed not only my photography but how I view my work in the context of my life. I am forever grateful to him for all that I have learned, his time, energy, and the continued interest and support he shows in my work & my progress as a photographer. An opportunity to learn from him is priceless. - Lauren koplowitz


This 6-month long program includes:

- Monthly Zoom/Group Video Meetings for ongoing review/critique and accountability with your personal project. We expect this will last about 3 hours. All meeting will be recorded for you to keep.

- Two 1-hour Private One-on-One Zoom sessions with David to discuss your project and goals.

- Guest Speakers - photographers, photo editors or book designers

- A Private Online Space for continued accountability, discussion and group support of work. (*likely a secret Facebook group, a text thread, or an Instagram DM thread).

- One Signed Archival Collector 6x9 Print of David's choice 

- A final presentation on Burn Magazine with student final work.

Student Limit: 15

Start date: estimated March 2018 (we may refine as students gather)

Tuition: $4500
Portfolio Review & Interview Required for Admission
Rolling Admission - Registration will close when the class is filled
$100 non-refundable application fee credited toward deposit
Non-refundable Deposit of $1000 required to hold your spot ($900 after application fee)
Balance due prior to first meeting.



- David alan harvey

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