David W. Batterman is a photographer and artist, born in 1975 in Warner Robins, Georgia. He currently lives and works in Atlanta.

His photographic images are rooted in the American landscape, with an appreciation of the rural and bizarre. Commerically, he works with numerous organizations, galleries, and artists, including the High Museum and the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, to document exhibitions in the city, and is a member and official photographer of Dashboard Co-Op. His images have been used by numerous media outlets, including HGTV’s FrontDoor, NPR, Creative Loafing and the Atlanta Journal and Constitution.

Batterman’s current artistic practice in multi-media collage is primarily concerned with themes of militarism in the context of domesticity, as well as larger issues of national and materialistic identity.

His work has been shown at the Goat Farm, 364 Nelson Street (now the Nelson Street Gallery), and others. He is currently an M.A.Ed. candidate at Georgia State University, and studied at the Atlanta College of Art before receiving his BA from GSU in 1998.


Educational and Curatorial:

Curated “Through The Eyes of a Girl” with Dr. Melanie Davenport for the CARE Organization, October 11, 2013

Led workshops at Atlanta History Center, Youth Art Connection, and was a visiting artist in residence with the Marcus Autism Art Auction, 2011, 2012


Selected Exhibitions:

All the Same…All Different, August 24, 2012, West Midtown

Solo work and collaborative photographs done with children in the Marcus Autism Center Artists-in-Residents Program.


Moving Forward: Atlanta’s Emerging Artists, September 12th – November 13th  The Lovett School Visual Art Galleria

Group show, four 18″ x 24″ framed C-prints, one accompanying 2 minute field recording.


All the Same…All Different, September 9th- November 1, Astolfi Fine Art, White Provisions, West Midtown

Collaborative solar and photographic prints, done with children in the Marcus Autism Center Artists-in-Residents Program

8″x10″ solar and photographic prints.


Ants and Grasshoppers, May 21st – June 21st 2011, Nelson St, Castleberry Hill

Solo photography, installation with sound artist Andrew Hammond.

Images projected on silk, 42″ x 42″.   12″x18″ reference prints also installed.

Press: Ants and Grasshoppers Review


Fresh Meat: Strips and Other Marbled Delights

The Goat Farm, July 10-12, 2010 Foster Street Northwest, West End

Group show, six 30″ x 40″ framed archival Rag Satin inkjet prints


The Pine Portfolio Series

Picaflor Gallery, January 9th 2010, 195 Arizona Ave, Edgewood

Group show, five 20″ x 40″ framed inket prints, five 3 minute accompanying recorded interviews of subjects via portable cd players


10 pieces in the collection of the Highland Inn, 644 North Highland Ave.  Atlanta, GA