David Sokosh was raised in Bethel, Connecticut, the son of two amateur photographers. As a result, he was taking pictures at an early age. Sokosh began photographing architecture while traveling in Europe, after graduating from Western Connecticut State University in 1989 with a BA in Photography. He settled in Brooklyn, New York that fall, and now divides his time between Brooklyn and Provincetown, MA.
Sokosh worked at Kelton Labs from 1989 to 1997. During that time he had the honor of working with Lillian Bassman, Brigiitte Lacombe, Helen Leavitt, Mary Ellen Mark, Lou Stettner, among many others.
By 1991 he had become interested in the Polaroid Transfer process and received a number of grants from the Polaroid Corporation, culminating in a 20x24-studio grant in 1992, and inclusion in their permanent collection.
This led to participation in a group show entitled Colore Sfumati at Robin Rice Gallery in 1993, where he showed a selection of Polaroid Transfers.
By 1994 a contact at Bergdorf Goodman led to a number of exhibitions in their spaces, the most successful being a solo show at Bergdorf Goodman Men, of 35 architectural images in 1996.
1996 saw the purchase of a townhouse in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, where he established a permanent studio and darkroom facilities.
He signed with the gallery Soho Triad Fine Arts in 2000.
While in Provincetown, MA in 2001 he began a study of the relationship between power lines and architecture. Forty eight images from this series were published as the book Provincetown Lines by St. James Workshop in 2004.
He was given solo exhibitions in 2005 and 2006 at Provincetown’s Galleria Artemisia.
He is the director of the gallery Underbridge Pictures in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn. Underbridge focuses on architectural images with an emphasis on traditional and historic photographic processes.
His interest in historic process has led to his current body of work; Tintypes created using the 19th century process of Wet-Plate Collodion.
He is represented in New York by Underbridge Pictures, in Nashville by The Arts Company and in Provincetown by Esmond-Wright Gallery.