Danny Ghitis is a Brooklyn-based photographer. As a kid his family moved around a lot (Colombia – Missouri – Oklahoma – Florida), which set the pace for his supersexyadventurous lifestyle. After graduating from the University of Florida he worked for a couple of newspapers then sought out a freelance career. He now lives in a building with 13 friends who call themselves the Goddamn Cobras, and works for a variety of editorial and commercial clients in NYC. He’s constantly on the search for interesting strangers and communities with complex identities to document, both foreign and domestic. He believes that challenging social norms with self-aware imagery can spark the curiosity needed for open dialogue in the average person. When he’s not taking pictures he enjoys rock climbing, fresh produce, Jewish culture, making up silly words, listening to Garrison Keillor’s voice on the radio, and nerding out with friends on fantasy/science fiction.
Clients include Adbusters, AFAR, Bon Appetit, Billboard, Bloomberg Businessweek, BUST, Chicago Tribune Magazine, Chronicle of Higher Education, CNN, Global Strategy Group, Gothamist, Maclean’s, The New York Times, Newsday, Rolling Stone, Stern, and TIME.
Danny has been recognized by American Photography 29, Magenta’s Flash Forward, the Nikon Emerging Talent Award, the Hearst Photojournalism Championship, College Photographer of the Year, the National Press Photographers Association, University of Florida’s Scholars Program, nominated for UNICEF Photo of the Year, and the Eddie Adams Workshop.