Hi, I’m Daniel.
As a creative and humanitarian, my passion for photography and visual media has been informed by my family's history of oppression and forced displacement in the Middle East and was solidified through my educational pursuits in history focusing on visual representations of human struggle during conflict, peacemaking and forced migration. Through more than six years of photography and digital marketing experience, I possess expertise in commercial and freelance photography within an extensive network of corporate, non-profit, and independent clients, and specializes in digital and social media branding. In my own projects, my work places a specific emphasis on the power of visual storytelling and empowerment with works that invite conversation and action, and empower others to engage in visual storytelling.
I currently serve as the Creative Lead for The Unmentionables, an international refugee non-profit that provides forcibly displaced individuals and communities around the world with safe and consistent access to sexual and reproductive health education, services, protection, and empowerment programs, providing them the knowledge, tools, and skills to make well-informed decisions for their futures. Alongside our sexual and reproductive services, I also spearhead UnExposed, our photography education and empowerment program aimed towards teaching creative refugee youth the art of storytelling through photography while giving them the tools necessary to have their voices heard.
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