Receives Princeton University's Francis LeMoyne Page Award in the Visual Arts.
Awarded Bachelor of Arts with summa cum laude distinction from Princeton University (Department of Art & Archaeology).
Awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts' Individual Visual Artists' Fellowship.
Receives Opsis Foundation Photography Award.
The Lake Project monograph published by Nazraeli Press, and selected as one of the Top 25 Photography Books of 2004 by Vince Aletti of the Village Voice.
Oblivion monograph published by Nazraeli Press.
Visiting Scholar Residency, Getty Research Institute. September-December.
Visiting Artist Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts. Sausalito, California. March-May.
Cascade Effect published by Nazraeli Press.
Library of Dust monograph published by Chronicle Books.
Shortlisted for the first Prix Pictet Award in Photography.
Library of Dust symposium, New York Institute for the Humanities.
David Maisel & Alan Rapp: The Photographer/Editor Collaboration: Publishing a Photographic Book,
Center for Photography at Woodstock. Woodstock, New York. Workshop: September 25-26, 2010. Lecture: September 25, 2010, 8:00 PM.
Featured Lecturer, School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. February 10, 2011.
A conversation between David Maisel & Julian Cox, Chief Curator, de Young Museum. Haines Gallery, San Francisco California. April 26, 5:30-7:00 pm.
Lecture: Artist's and Writer's Talk: David Maisel and Jonathan Lethem. Pomona College, Smith Campus Center 208, Claremont, California. October 20, 7 pm.
Trustee, Headlands Center for the Artists, San Francisco, California.
Center for Cultural Innovation, Investing In Artists grant.
Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (nominated).