Daniel van Moll, a documentary photographer with a focus on travel, features, humanitarian crises and conflict, was born in Duesseldorf, Germany in 1978 and is currently based in Munich, Germany.
Before Daniel shifted his focus on photojournalism, he had worked on a variety of international television formats and is currently looking back on about twelve years of experience in producing and directing documentaries and long-term productions. Among his clients were NBC, ARD, ZDF, RTL, SAT1, VOX and Discovery Channel.
As a photographer he has worked almost all over the United States and has also spent a decade working with NGOs on six continents. Within the last eight years he traveled a dozen different African countries, documenting humanitarian projects and the work of nonprofit organizations. In 2013 Daniel made conflict, post-conflict and humanitarian crises the core of his work. He covered the street riots in Turkey (June 2013), the turmoil in Egypt (August 2013), the unrest in Ukraine and Crimea (2014), the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo / DRC (March 2014), the war on Cocaine in Colombia (June 2014) the war in Gaza (July 2014), the Ebola outbreak in Liberia (September 2014) and Sierra Leone (October 2014).
In 2015 Daniel shifted his work-focus from news journalism towards in-depth documentary photography covering mute nomads in the Negev Desert (2015), kidnapping gangs in Venezuela (2016) and medical programs in remote parts of Mongolia (2017). He has been published in international newspapers, magazines, news sites and books including TIME Magazine (US), New York Time (US), Newsweek (US), stern Magazine (Germany), GEO (Germany), The Guardian (UK), The Irish Times (Ireland), Paris Match (France), Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), Die Zeit (Germany), Focus (Germany), BILD (Germany) and others.
Daniel has been awarded with the Grimme Online Award, the Focus Project People’s Choice Award and has been shortlisted multiple times for the annual LifeFramer award.
2014 Diren Gezi: Raw, National Museum of Arts, Rome, Italy
2014 Life Framer, The Print Space, London, United Kingdom
2014 Pop-Up Show, Juraplatz, Biel, Switzerland
2013 Lenses in the Heart of the Event, Al-Qamishli, Iraq
2013 Lenses in the Heart of the Event, Baghdad, Iraq
2013 Occupy Gezi Park, Red Wall, Potsdam, Germany
2013 Diren Gezi, Galleria Minelli (Biennale), Venice, Italy
2011 Struggle in Burundi, K132, Duesseldorf, Germany
Deutscher Journalisten Verband (DJV)
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Reporters without Borders (RSF)
Frontline Freelance Register (FFR)
HEFAT (2015, Nato Base Hammelburg)
HEAT (2015, Nato Base Hammelburg)