A native of Sydney, Australia, Daniel has visited over 40 countries, covering history-shaping events including the Iraq war, the trial of Saddam Hussein, child labour in India, elections in Afghanistan, the return of Benazir Bhutto to Pakistan, and communities coping with the aftermaths of the Japanese tsunami and Chernobyl disaster.
His coverage of the 2010 Pakistan floods was recognized with a Pulitzer Prize nomination, one of several honours his photography has earned, including three World Press Photo awards and the prestigious John Faber award from the Overseas Press Club.
Born to immigrant parents, Daniel grew up on a farm outside of Sydney. After graduating from university his career as a photographer started humbly, shooting sports matches for a small local photo startup. In 2002, he started freelancing at Getty Images in Sydney, mainly shooting sport.
From 2005 to 2009, Daniel was based in London as a staff news photographer with Getty Images. He then relocated to New Delhi to advance the agency’s coverage of the Indian subcontinent, with a focus on the social and political instability of Pakistan and its neighbours.
As of July 2013, Daniel left his staff role and joined Reportage by Getty Images as a key freelance represented photographer, to focus on a combination of long term personal projects, breaking news, and client assignments.
He is a regular contributor to TIME Magazine and Der Spiegel in particular, and his work appears internationally in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Sunday Times of London, Neon Magazine, Stern, The Financial Times Magazine among others.
Commercial clients he has worked with include Nike, Aviva and Panasonic.