About me

I'm a documentary photographer based in Los Angeles, California. Previously I was freelancing in Colombia, South America and before that I was a staff photographer at the Naples Daily News in Florida. I have a master’s degree in Visual Communication from Ohio University and completed internships at The Oregonian and the Sandusky Register. I attended the Eddie Adams Workshop and the Missouri Photo Workshop. 

A native to California, my interest in photojournalism began as an undergraduate at Sarah Lawrence College where I studied Anthropology. I like the idea that photographs can give me access to people's lives and serve as an avenue to speak about important moments occurring in our world. 

You can find me on instagram and twitter. My phone number is (805) 698-0409 and my email is Daniapatricia@gmail.com. 

Photo/ Craig Edelman

Photo/ Craig Edelman

Awards

Suncoast Emmy, Little Man video wins in the Human Reporting category • December 2015
Edward R. Murrow, Little Man video wins feature reporting in online news organization for multimedia effort. • June 2015
Sigma Delta Chi, Little Man wins feature photography category for circulation 1-100,000. • April 2015
Best of Photojournalism, Little Man wins first prize in feature multimedia and an honorable mention in the feature story category. • March 2015
Photographer of the Year International, Little Man wins third prize in feature multimedia category • January 2015    
Souther Newspaper Association, Little Man story the Grand Prize in annual photo and video contest • October 2014    
Sprout Film Festival, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, A gallery of images and a multimedia “Distinctively” shown at the film festival • Summer 2010
College Photographer of the Year, Third place in portrait category • September 2008,