David is a documentary and commercial photographer and filmmaker based in New York City. Holloway was born and raised on both sides of the border between Oklahoma and Arkansas. A descendant of farmers, carpenters, truck drivers and mechanics, he discovered a career in photojournalism while failing to find one in skateboarding. His work explores the inherent tensions of social issues such as race, poverty, violence and the struggle of working-class Americans.
Holloway has photographed the first multi-party elections in Tanzania, the September 11 attack in Washington, DC, every presidential campaign and election since Bill Clinton’s 1996 election night in Little Rock, Arkansas through Donald Trump’s inauguration. He has worked as still photographer on dozens of TV shows, most recently, since 2012 working for Anthony Bourdain on his CNN program Parts Unknown.
His work has been published in Time, Newsweek, Life, Stern, National Geographic, Rolling Stone and SPIN Magazine. His clients include CNN, Cartoon Network, The Discovery Channel, NBC, The Open Society Institute, The Jane Goodall Institute, CARE USA, Ford, Reebok, B.E.T. and The History Channel.
Holloway has been the recipient of many awards and grants including; numerous awards from the White House News Photographers’ Association; as well as awards from Communication Arts and American Photography. In 2005 he was awarded the inaugural Getty Grant for Editorial Photography for his work on White Nationalism. In 2006 he was an Alexia Foundation Grant finalist, he was a top-five finalist for the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize and in that same year, he was awarded an honorable mention in the first New Documentarian Award for a Long-Term Project, focusing on White Nationalism.
In 2018, he finished a short documentary for NBC on the parents of white nationalist Jacob Goodwin and their journey into racism. He is currently working on a feature length film about while nationalism in the USA.