Chad Ress, born in Louisville, Ky., Lives in OJAI, Ca.
Ress works in both commercial and documentary photography.
Recent clients include Toyota, Liberty Mutual, Pirelli F1, MIT Technology Review and The New York Times. His work has been recognized in Photo District News; American Photography; Communication Arts; The International Photography Awards; The One Show; D&AD Awards; and The Cannes Advertising Festival.
Ress first became interested in photography under the influence of the extensive archive of FSA photographs in Lousiville’s Speed Museum. His project America Recovered - A Survey of the ARRA looks to reconsider that legacy in the context of the recent economic collapse and subsequent stimulus legislation. It was accepted to Photo Santa Fe; awarded distinction by The Forward Thinking Museum;
and recently published in both Time Magazine’s Lightbox and Harper's Magazine.
In addition to his regular commercial assignments, Ress recently completed a fellowship with the Center for Social Cohesion and Arizona State University and in conjunction with the New America Foundation. The resulting archive of images documents where Americans go to find a sense of community and connection to place. A series on the California aqueduct was recently published in UCLA"s BOOM Magazine and included in "After the Aqueduct," an exhibition at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. America Recovered will be featured at the 2015 Reyner Banham Symposium with a theme "The Aesthetics of Citizenship" at The University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.
American Legacy Foundation
Proctor & Gamble
Los Angeles Magazine
New York Magazine
Sony – Ericsson
The Wall Street Journal
MIT Technology Review
Crispin, Porter + Bogusky
Blue Hive, London
Saatchi + Saatchi
DDB San Francisco
BBDO New York
BBH New York
Ogilvy + Mather
Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Photographers 2013,2009
Katz Fellow CSC New America Foundation 2013
PDN 30 Nominated 2013, 2006
AI-AP American Photography 26,24
Santa Fe Review Center 2011
Forward Thinking Museum Selected 2011
International Photography Awards 2010
Communication Arts Advertising Annual 2006
AFM Minnesota Best Photography Gold 2006
Luerzer’s Archive’s Best Campaigns 2006
D&AD Awards Public Service Campaign Gold 2006
Communication Arts Photography Annual 2003-2006
Photo District News Photography Annual 2003-2006
The One Show Public Service Campaign Gold
Cannes Advertising Festival, Bronze, 2004