Danny Ghitis (1982) is a freelance photographer specializing in social documentary. Born in Cali, Colombia, he and his middle-class Jewish family emigrated to the Midwestern U.S. when he was four-years-old. By age 10, his family had moved eight different times. They finally decided to settle in South Florida, where he spent his formative years.

The pursuit of Danny's elusive cultural identity informs his work, compelling him to question his surroundings and embrace constant change. He believes that strong imagery evokes the curiosity in every person. And that everyone, in turn, can contribute to social progress.

Danny has been recognized by the Hearst Photojournalism Championship, College Photographer of the Year, the National Press Photographers Association, the Nikon Emerging Talent Award, and Magenta Flash Forward.  He attended the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2009. Danny's collaborative essay "The Third Ward" was nominated for the UNICEF Photo of the Year competition in 2009.