Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1964, Daniel Kramer graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Journalism in 1990.
In 1995, Daniel received his MFA in Documentary Photojournalism from The Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Daniel’s first international project retraced Mark Twain’s route around the world on the 100th anniversary of the writer’s journey. Along the way, Daniel photographed Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and the Queen of England.
Bitten by the travel bug, Daniel then worked on a three-year project documenting contemporary life in Cuba. Photographs from this project were exhibited in Syria and have been acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Daniel has shot for Newsweek, USA Today, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among many other publications.
Recently, Daniel’s project on the Houston rodeo was selected as one of the ASMP’s top photo projects of 2014. Photos from this project have been acquired by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and the Wells Fargo Collection.
Daniel is currently based in Houston where he freelances and teaches photography courses at Rice University’s School of Continuing Studies.