“It seems that all of the people in Dana’s photographs are her friends.”
– Chris Johns, Editor in Chief, National Geographic Magazine
Dana is an award winning photographer, film director and cinematographer, a visual anthropologist, fluent in Spanish, an athlete, a journalist, an advocate for women and girls, a mango fanatic.
She believes photography and film can break down barriers and build bridges be it across oceans or between backyards. Intimate, layered and soulful, her videos and still photography can create relationships and reveal inner lives. Her work has been featured in National Geographic and screened worldwide.
She welcomes the opportunity to tell stories through stills and motion that will impact individuals, organizations and communities.
Dana holds a M.A. in Visual Communications from Ohio University and an interdisciplinary B.A. from the University of Rochester. She is the Co-Director and Director of Photography of National Park Experience, an independent film series celebrating diversity and youth in the National Parks, whose films are broadcast on PBS and Smithsonian Channel and touring worldwide with film festivals. The most recent film in the series, “Canyon Song,” won the 2017 Director’s Choice Award at Flagstaff Mountain Festival. Her other most recent film, "Noah" is the 2017 winner of the Communicator Awards for on-line video and the W3 awards and was featured on UpWorthy, The Guardian, The Atlantic and National Geographic Digital Showcase.
Dana has received numerous prestigious awards and recognition for tackling significant social issues including runner up for a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service with a team of reporters at The Charlotte Observer, Pictures of the Year International, Magnum’s Inge Morath finalist and Anthropographia Multimedia Award finalist. She is a Blue Earth Alliance awarded photographer and her work is syndicated through Reportage by Getty Images. Dana is the 2017 Visiting Artist at Colorado School of Mines.
Clients in the commercial, editorial and humanitarian aid world include:
National Geographic Magazine
T Brand Studios
New York Times
National Park Conservation Association
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Community Foundation Serving Boulder County
Global Greengrants Fund
National Geographic Traveler
The Sunday Times
Womens Foundation of Colorado
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