Named "Best New Photographer of the Year" by both French Photo and American Photo magazines.
"Applied Photography of the Year Award" from The International Center of Photography.
“Photographer of the Year Award” at the VH-1 Fashion Awards.
Art Directors Club Award for Best Book Design for "LaChapelle Land."
Best "Cutting Edge Essay" and "Style Photograph" at Life magazine's Alfred Eisenstadt Awards for Magazine Photography (The Eisies).
Placed second on CNN's list of "20 to Watch in 2000".
Honored in the "Cover of the Year" category at the Eisies.
Won "Best Video" for Mobys's "Natural Blues" at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
12th Annual MVPA (Music Video Production Association) Awards Adult Contemporary Video of the Year - Elton John "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore."
13th Annual MVPA Awards - Winner "Director of the Year" and "Best Rock Video of the Year" for No Doubt "It's My Life".
Special Juried Prize Mountain Film in Telluride.
Special Juried Recognition Sundance Film Festival.
Winner of Best Documentary Aspen Film Festival.
VMA Best Pop Video of The Year for No Doubt "It's My Life".
VMA Best Group Video of The Year for No Doubt "It's My Life".
Voted One of The "25 Most Influential Living Photographers" PDN.
Honored with Vito Russo Award (2006 GLADD Media Awards).
Featured speaker at the 2012 National Geographic Photography Seminar, Washington, D.C., January 12-13, 2012.
"Artist of the Year" Awarded to David LaChapelle, by the American Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Gala 2012, The Pierre, New York, New York, April 26.
"David LaChapelle in conversation with Lyle Rexer," in collaboration with the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and Dear Dave, Magazine. SVA Theatre, New York, New York, March 12, 6:30 pm. Free and open to the public.
Lives in Hana, Maui, and works in in Los Angeles, California.