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Da Ping Luo
Da is a freelance photographer and documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared in The New York Times and Advertising Age, among other promotional and editorial outlets. His work has been featured in both advertising and archival displays by a variety of institutions including New York Road Runners, United Airlines, the CUNY Graduate Center, MCC Theater, Harlem United, The Jewish Museum, Leslie Lohman Museum, Lycée Francais de New York, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, and Park Avenue Armory.
Born 1985 in Guangzhou, China, Da immigrated to New York City with his family as an infant in 1987. He is an alumnus of the LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts (aka the “Fame” school), Juilliard Pre-College, Manhattan School of Music, and also studied abroad at the Royal College of Music in London. He worked as an arts administrator for Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, and the Park Avenue Armory before venturing out on his own in 2013 to start his freelance business that stemmed from his established network in the performing arts.
Da joined Front Runners New York in 2009, and served the club as Director of Membership and Communications between 2010 and 2013. Da has documented dozens of events annually for FRNY such as the Pride Run, FRNY’s participation in the Pride March, Reach the Beach, and the Gay Games. He is the recipient of the 2012 Guy Zelenak Volunteer of Year Award.
Da lives in New York City with his husband, Fred Pfaff, whom he met at Front Runners New York. When he’s not behind a camera or editing photos and videos, he’s in the kitchen cooking or binge-watching TV, all the while thinking that he should be running instead.