Daniel van Moll



Daniel van Moll, a documentary 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 and San Francisco, United States.

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 Universal, 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) and the Ebola outbreak in Liberia (September 2014) and Sierra Leone (October 2014). He has been published in international newspapers, magazines, news sites and books including TIME Magazine (US), Newsweek (US), stern Magazine (Germany), BILD (Germany), The Guardian (UK), The Irish Times (Ireland), NBC (US), Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), Focus (Germany), Spiegel (Germany), Geo (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 with exhibitions in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Iraq.

Daniel is being represented by laif Agentur für Photos & Reportagen.


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

Funded project

Mongolia - A Tooth For A Tooth

​Health care is a universal right in Mongolia. But despite progress in the past decades especially the rural population, mainly herders leading a nomadic life, suffer from the shortcomings of the country’s healthcare system.