Daniel van Moll, a 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.


He 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.

Dan van Moll is represented by laif. 

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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


2014   Interview about Ebola (Deutschlandfunk Nova, Deutschlandradio)

2014   Interview about Ebola (Frühstücksfernsehen, SAT1)

2014   Article about frontline equipment (Matador Network, USA) 

2015   Interview about conflict journalism (2015, Deutschlandfunk Nova, Deutschlandradio)

2016   Documentary about photojournalism (2016, DMAX, Discovery Networks)



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)