Please Add Water, 2004 (printed 2006)
David Ondrik (American, born 1976)
selenium-toned gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Museum purchase with funds from Professor Stephen A. Gregory, 2007
David Ondrik has lived in Albuquerque since the late 1970s. He was introduced to photography in high school and quickly appropriated his father’s Canon A-1 so that he could pursue this exciting artistic medium. In 1998 he received his BFA, with an emphasis in photography, from the University of New Mexico. His imagery explores the New Mexico landscape, and his process comfortably transitions between digital and analog, mixed media and traditional darkroom as needed. In 2009 he helped found Flash Flood, an online magazine seeking to promote photographers in New Mexico. Ondrik is also a National Teaching Board Certified high school art teacher.