About Danny Ghitis | Photography Archive
Danny Ghitis (1982) was born in Cali, Colombia and emigrated to the U.S. at four-years-old. By age ten, his family had moved eight times before settling in South Florida. He began playing with a camera in 2004 at the University of Florida. After graduating in 2006 with a B.S. in Journalism, Danny interned at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and St. Petersburg Times newspapers.
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 satirical imagery can spark curiosity in every person. And that everyone, in turn, is capable of contributing to social progress.
He has received a Nikon Emerging Talent Award, was nominated for the UNICEF Photo of the Year competition for his group project with Celia Tobin titled "The Third Ward," and attended the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop in 2009. He has been recognized by Magenta Flash Forward, the Hearst Photojournalism Championship, College Photographer of the Year, the National Press Photographers Association, and received a University Scholars Award from the University of Florida for his research on the Ethiopian minority in Israel.
Danny is a co-founder of the Pangea Photo Collective.