Boston Public Library
David Akiba Exhibit
Print Department
3rd Floor, McKim Building, Central Library

About the Collection

The Print Department's collection includes more than 100 works by the artist.

A native of Boston, Akiba began making photographs in 1969, the year he marks as the beginning of his professional commitment. He went on to study with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind at the Rhode Island School of Design. He has worked in several formats both in documentary style and in manipulated imagery when he re-photographed his own photographs and then used copy machines to create distortions that heightened the emotional content of the photograph.

His single greatest commitment during the past 15 years has been to landscape photography. He has taken many of his photographs in the Boston's parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.

Exhibit Catalogue

The David Akiba Collection was exhibited at the Library in 1999.  There is an  exhibition catalogue available for purchase. Please contact:

Boston Public Library
Business Office
P. O. Box 280
Boston, MA 02117
617.859. 2346


Arnold Arboretum
Photograph by David Akiba - 1991


David Akiba Photographed Near Ward's Pond
Photograph by Jane Akiba