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 E. David Luria is a Washington DC-based photographer specializing in events, architecture, art/still life,restaurant ,  commercial, and landmark photography since 1995.  A member of the American Society of Media Photographers, Mr. Luria has had his images appear in over 100 publications, including TIME Magazine, Travel and Leisure Magazine, Prevention,  Washingtonian, Washington Flyer, Italian Cooking and Dining,  Food and Wine,  and Cuccina Italiana, in the Washington Post, the  Hamburger Abendblatt,  and the Tokyo Shinbum newspapers.  Mr. Luria is an official photographer for the National Cherry Blossom Festival . He is also a Contributing Photographer to WHERE-Washington  Magazine, . Washington Spaces Magazine, and  the Washington Post’s  Apartment Showcase Magazine, and he is a frequent speaker and judge at local camera clubs in the DC area.

“ Thanks, David!  I received the photos and they are great! I don't

ever  remember seeing so many great shots for our annual meeting.”

Penny Pina,,  Director of Meetings, American Mathematical Society


Mr. Luria's images have also appeared on the covers of  31 publications, including the weekly American Profile, he Smithsonian Associates Magazine,  and WHERE-Washington.  25 of  his  photographs of the nation’s capital appear in a coffee- table gift  book entitled Washington DC  Visions, authored by Austin Kiplinger.  Over 80  of his photographs of Washington DC landmarks appear on postcards, guidebooks and posters sold throughout the area., and his images regularly appear in publications of the Washington DC Convention and Tourism Corp. He has also been an event photographer for the US Holocaust Memorial MuseumAmong his other event and architectural clients:


American Mathematical Society/ Mathematical Association of America – 2 conventions

American Burn Association

Archstone Smith Properties

Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine (ATPM)

Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities

American Association of Thoracic Surgeons (AATC)

Association of University Research Parks  (AURP) – 2 conventions

BP Amoco Marketers Association (BPAMA)

CafeMilano, Georgetown

City of Hamburg, Germany

Hay Adams Hotel, Washington DC

Il Canale Restaurant, Georgetown

JBG Properties, Chevy Chase MD

McKesson Pharmaceuticals Co.

Meet Minneapolis Convention and Visitor Bureau

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – 2 conventions

Phoenix House

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

United Way of the National Capital Area

Washington State University

Wharf Restaurant, Alexandria, VA

World Resources Institute                               


Trained at the NY Institute of Photography and in Paris at the Parsons School of Design by a protégé of Henri Cartier Bresson, Mr. Luria is also a teacher of photography.  A member of the Society of Photographic Education, he is founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari  ( through which he and his team of nine professional photographers have trained over 18,000 clients since 1999 in the techniques of travel and landmark photography, both film and digital.  This program is now one of  the country’s largest providers of photography training field excursions, offering 4-5 photo safaris every week, all year long.


Prior to becoming a professional photographer, Mr. Luria had a long career in the US and abroad as a senior executive with several international non-profit development aid and citizen exchange organizations, such as CARE, Partners of the Americas, Friendship Force, and Delphi International. A graduate of Amherst College and a US Army veteran, Mr. Luria is fluent in Spanish, French, and German. Mr. Luria’s  work can be viewed on his website at  and he can be reached at 202-537-0937 and at