“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.
She welcomes the opportunity to tell stories through stills and motion that will impact individuals, organizations and communities.
Dana Romanoff is a photographer and filmmaker dedicated to making a difference. Whether she’s hanging out with gang bangers, sleeping on animal skins in Ethiopia, hunting with tribes in the jungles of West Papua or summiting 19,000 foot peaks with adaptive climbers, her work is intimate, layered and soulful and creates relationships and reveals inner lives. For her it’s about connecting with people.
Dana has received prestigious awards and recognition for tackling significant social issues including her recent film “Noah" which was featured on Upworthy, The Guardian, The Atlantic, RYOT and National Geographic Digital Showcase and won awards at the 2017 W3 Awards, Telly Awards and Communicator Awards and the 2017 Spirit of Activism Special Jury Award at the Crested Butte Film Festival.
Dana 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 short docs 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, 2017 Award of Merit in the Best Shorts Competition and the 2017 Social Awareness Award at Wasatch Mountain Film Festival.
Dana holds a M.A. in Visual Communications from Ohio University and an interdisciplinary B.A. from the University of Rochester and was the 2017 Visiting Artist at Colorado School of Mines. While Dana works with clients in the humanitarian, editorial and commercial world one thing is always certain: there will be a dance party.
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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