David Almeida was born in 1970 in Lisbon, Portugal.  In 1998 he moved to London where his interest in photography began.  He currently lives and works in Miami, Florida, were he completed his formal photography studies.  He has also lived in Chicago, Illinois and Amsterdam, Holland.  Almeida is the recipient of various grants and fellowships including the State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, the Artist Enhancement Grant, and the Artist Access Grant.  In 2010 he was awarded the West Prize, which resulted in the acquisition, exhibition, and publication of his Natural Selection II series.  Some of the recent venues that have exhibited Almeida’s work include the Mary Brogan Museum of Arts, the West Collection, Mattie Kelly Arts Center, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, and GEISAI 2007, held in conjunction with Art Basel.