Daniel Etter is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, feature writer and film maker currently based between Barcelona, Spain and Berlin, Germany. He is a graduate of the German School of Journalism, holds a master’s degree in political science, a university diploma in journalism and is a recipient of the Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace.

His photography has appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Stern, Spiegel and in publications of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Human Rights Watch amongst many others.

For his photography he was awarded with the Pulitzer Prize, the John Faber Award of the Overseas Press Club of America and received a third place at the World Press Photo and a Honorable Mention at Pictures of The Year International. His photo from the Gezi Park Protests in Istanbul was chosen as one of the best photos of 2013 by TIME Magazine and The New York Times.

His writing has appeared in several major German publications such as Brand Eins, Capital, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Financial Times Germany, Zeit, Neon and various others. For his written stories he has received the Hansel-Mieth-Award, the Axel-Springer-Award and the Hans-Buchrucker-Award.


Freelens: Eine Mission im Leben [German]
National Geographic: The Shots Seen Round the World: Origins of a Viral Photo
BuzzFeed: Iraqi Family Whose Photograph Went Viral Describe Their Harrowing Journey From Baghdad To Berlin
Spiegel: “Noch nie hat mich eine Situation so berührt” [German]
Der Standard: Der Fotograf, der nie mehr wegsieht [German]
El Periodico: Drama viral, historia de la foto icónica de la crisis de los refugiados [Spanish]