Daniel Traub is an American photographer and filmmaker who divides his time between New York City and Shanghai, China. Since 1999, he has been engaged with long term projects in China including “Simplified Characters” which explores the transformation of Chinaâ€™s cities through street portraits and urban scenes, and “Cityâ€™s Edge” which looks at the border region where urban and rural China meet. More recently, he has been working on a project in Philadelphia, the city where he was born.
His photographs have been exhibited in Asia, Europe and the United States, including a solo exhibition at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, and are in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His work has appeared in publications including The New York Times Magazine, London Telegraph Magazine, Art + Auction and Wallpaper*. In 2008, he was selected by Photo District News as one of 30 photographers to watch. In 2009, he was one of ten photographers selected to participate in the HyÃ¨res Photo Festival in HyÃ¨res, France and was awarded a fellowship from the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia.
Additionally, Traub has been the director of photography for numerous documentaries and reports for networks and production companies including PBS, German Television ZDF and Arte.