danvanmoll Daniel Van Moll

Daniel van Moll, a documentary photographer with a focus on travel, features, humanitarian crises and conflict, was born in Duesseldorf, Germany in 1978 and is currently based in Munich, Germany and San Francisco, United States. Before Daniel shifted his focus on photojournalism, he had worked on a variety of international television formats and is currently looking back on about twelve years of experience in producing and directing documentaries and long-term productions. Among his clients were NBC Universal, ARD, ZDF, RTL, SAT1, VOX and Discovery Channel. As a photographer he has worked almost all over the United States and has also spent a decade working with NGOs on six continents. Within the last eight years he traveled a dozen different African countries, documenting humanitarian projects and the work of nonprofit organizations. In 2013 Daniel made conflict, post-conflict and humanitarian crises the core of his work. He covered the street riots in Turkey (June 2013), the turmoil in Egypt (August 2013), the unrest in Ukraine and Crimea (2014), the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo / DRC (March 2014), the war on Cocaine in Colombia (June 2014), the war in Gaza (July 2014) and the Ebola outbreak in Liberia (September 2014). He has been published in international newspapers, magazines, news sites and books including TIME Magazine (US), Newsweek (US), stern Magazine (Germany), BILD (Germany), The Guardian (UK), The Irish Times (Ireland), NBC (US), Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), Focus (Germany) and others. He has been awarded with the Grimme Online Award, the Focus Project People’s Choice Award and has been shortlisted multiple times for the annual LifeFramer award with exhibitions in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Iraq.

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Ebola Diaries (Photos)
Monrovia
By Daniel Van Moll
29 Sep 2014

SCREENSHOTS FROM "EBOLA DIARIES," FILMED BY DANIEL VAN MOLL.

At the end of September 2014 photojournalist Daniel van Moll travelled to Liberia to cover the outbreak of Ebola and the situation on the ground. The video gives insight to the enormous work of international health organizations like Doctors Without Borders who are operating the biggest Ebola Treatment Unit but also shows the struggle state health workers are experiencing while fighting the virus. Daniel visited the Ebola treatment unit of Doctors Without Borders in Monrovia where hundreds of volunteers provide help for Ebola infected patients. But he also visited rural counties in Liberia where international help did not yet arrive. But Daniel also focused on the social impact of the recent outbreak and visited a church in Monrovia to film the community trying to seek relief in their belief.

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Bombed Houses in Gaza
Jabaliya
By Daniel Van Moll
18 Jul 2014

July 17, 2014
Jabaliya, Gaza

Civilians in the Jabaliya, Gaza inspect the ruins of their homes that were destroyed in Israeli airstrikes. The destruction of homes in Gaza has become of hallmark of Israel's latest offensive in the territory.

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Inside Gaza's Central Morgue
Gaza City
By Daniel Van Moll
18 Jul 2014

July 17, 2014
Gaza City

Gaza City's central morgue fills up with bodies of those killed in Israel's ongoing military offensive in Gaza. Relatives of the dead come to collect the bodies for funerals.

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Inside Gaza's Shifa Hospital
Gaza City
By Daniel Van Moll
18 Jul 2014

July 17, 2014
Gaza City

Injured children and civilians flood Gaza's Shifa hospital in desperate need of medical attention after falling victim to Israeli military action. Understaffed and under equipped, doctors rushed to save lives. Among them, Norwegian volunteer doctor Mads Gilbert treats victims alongside his Palestinian colleagues.

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Gazans Rush to Buy Food During Ceasefire
Gaza City
By Daniel Van Moll
18 Jul 2014

July 17, 2014
Gaza City

Residents of Gaza rush to local markets to buy food during a five hour, UN imposed ceasefire on July 17, 2014. Due to the ongoing conflict with Israel, residents have been trapped in their homes by fighting and food supplies have been running out.

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Gaza: Baker Family Mourns Children Ki...
Gaza City
By Daniel Van Moll
18 Jul 2014

The Baker family of Gaza City mourns the loss of four of the children who were killed by an Israeli missile while playing football on a beach in Gaza City. The death of the four boys precipitated a temporary, UN backed humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in order to allow Gaza residents to restock basic supplies.

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Russia-Ukraine Crisis
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Mar 2014

Ukraine continues to standoff with Russia in Simferopol, Crimea. The photos range from the streets of Simferopol to the Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye.

Heavily armed anonymous soldiers stand guard at the Coast Guard Headquarter on Karl Marx Street in Simferopol, Crimea, while alleged Russian soldiers in full body armor, armed with an assault rifles marched away from the besieged Ukrainian Military Base in Perevalnoye, close to Simferopol, Crimea.

Members of the 10th Squadron of the self-proclaimed Pro Russian Militia could also be seen standing guard in front of the Coast Guard Headquarter on Karl Marx Street in Simferopol with the Russian flag waving in the back. Alleged Russian military vehicles are parked next to the besieged Ukrainian Military Base in Perevalnoye, where alleged Russian soldiers stand guard.

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The Frontline of Kiev
By Daniel Van Moll
03 Feb 2014

Activists protest at the frontline at Hrushevskoho Street as riot police block the way to the Cabinet of Ministers on February 5, 2014. Mothers of those involved in the "EuroMaidan" movement gather to mourn and Ukrainian priests hold a public service at the frontline. The crowd watches the Ukranian Constitution Talks on a screen mounted on the protesters' stage near the Dynamo Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.

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The Frontline of Kiev 4
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

An elderly woman standing between riot police and heavy barricades on occupied Hrushevskoho Street in Kiev, Ukraine.

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The Frontline of Kiev 5
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

The mothers of activists involved in the "EuroMaidan" movement demonstrate between riot police and heavy barricades at occupied Hrushevskoho Street in Kiev, Ukraine.

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The Frontline of Kiev 6
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

The mothers of activists involved in the "EuroMaidan" movement demonstrate between riot police and heavy barricades at occupied Hrushevskoho Street in Kiev, Ukraine.

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The Frontline of Kiev 7
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

Journalists crowd around the praying community demonstrating in front of the barricades at occupied Hrushevskoho Street in Kiev, Ukraine.

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The Frontline of Kiev 8
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

Priests and mothers of activists involved in the "EuroMaidan" movement gather at Hrushevskoho Street to mourn the violence that took place on occupied Hrushevskoho Street just a few days ago.

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The Frontline of Kiev 9
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

Riot police guarding the way to the Cabinet of Ministers in front of barricades on Hrushevskoho Street in Kiev, Ukraine.

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The Frontline of Kiev 10
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

Riot police guarding the way to the Cabinet of Ministers in front of barricades on Hrushevskoho Street in Kiev, Ukraine.

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The Frontline of Kiev 11
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

Ukrainian priests gather at occupied Hrushevskoho Street in front of the barricades and riot police for public service on February 5th, 2014.

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The Frontline of Kiev 12
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

Ukrainian priests gather at occupied Hrushevskoho Street in front of the barricades and riot police for a public service on February 5th, 2014.

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The Frontline of Kiev 13
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

Ukrainian priests arrive at the "Frontline" to hold a public service in front of the riot police blocking the way.

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The Frontline of Kiev 14
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

Ukrainian priests arrive at the "Frontline" on occupied Hrushevskoho Street to hold a public service in front of the riot police blocking the way.

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The Frontline of Kiev 15
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

Ukrainian priests arrive at the "Frontline" on occupied Hrushevskoho Street to hold a public service in front of the riot police blocking the way.

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The Frontline of Kiev 16
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

Two protesters having a break at the barricades dividing activists and riot police on occupied Hrushevskoho Street in Kiev, Ukraine.

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The Frontline of Kiev 17
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

The Ukrainian flag attached to barricades on occupied Hrushevskoho Street with riot police guarding the way to the Cabinet of Ministers in the background.

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The Frontline of Kiev 18
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
05 Feb 2014

The statue of Valeriy Lobanovskyi, the former coach of Dynamo Kyiv, in the occupied Hrushevskoho Street close to the stadium has been carefully wrapped to protect it from destruction.

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The Frontline of Kiev 19
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
06 Feb 2014

Activists at the occupied Independence Sqaure (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) watching the Ukrainian Constitution Talks on a screen mounted on the protester's stage.

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The Frontline of Kiev 20
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
06 Feb 2014

Activists at the occupied Independence Sqaure (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) watching the Ukrainian Constitution Talks on a screen mounted on the protester's stage.

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Occupy Maidan 1
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
03 Feb 2014

One of the many shrines for injured or killed activists next to a tent on occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 2
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

A man is resting near a hot kettle with coffee on the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 3
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Riot police guarding the streets towards the Cabinet of Ministers on Hrushevskoho Street in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 4
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

A man is resting on the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 5
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

A man spraying graffiti to parts of the barricades dividing protesters and riot police on Hrushevskoho Street close to the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 6
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Protesters persist on the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 7
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Activists resting behind the so called "Frontline", the barricades on Hrushevskoho Street close to the Dynamo Stadium and the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 8
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Riot police guarding the streets towards the Cabinet of Ministers on Hrushevskoho Street in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 9
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Barricades built of tires and sandbags divide the protesters and riot police on Hrushevskoho Street close to the Stadium of Dynamo Kyiv and the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 10
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

An exhausted activist resting behind the so called "Frontline", the barricades on Hrushevskoho Street close to the Dynamo Stadium and the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 11
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

One of the activists guarding the so called "Frontline", the barricades on Hrushevskoho Street close to the Dynamo Stadium and the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 12
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Barricades built of tires and sandbags divide the protesters and riot police on Hrushevskoho Street close to the Stadium of Dynamo Kyiv and the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 13
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Avctivists are warming up at burning barrel behind the barricades on Hrushevskoho Street in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 14
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

A masked activist at his sleeping place inside one of the numerous tents placed on the Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) which has been occupied by political activists since November 21st, 2013. Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 15
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

The statue of Valery Lobanovsky, the former coach of Dynamo Kyiv, has been wrapped up for protection by activisists on Hrushevskoho Street close to the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti). Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 16
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

A member of the activist's militia guarding the barricades built of sandbags that separate the protesters and the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) from riot police on February 4th, 2014, Kiev, Ukraine.

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Occupy Maidan 17
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Activist's militia men guarding the barricades built of sandbags that divide the protresters and the occupied Indepence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) and riot police. Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 18
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

A man is preparing breakfast inside one of the numerous tents placed on the Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) which has been occupied by political activists since November 21st, 2013. Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 19
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

One of the activists guarding the so called "Frontline", the barricades on Hrushevskoho Street close to the Dynamo Stadium and the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 20
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Protesters persist on the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Occupy Maidan 21
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Even though coal and wood is the only source of heat behind the barricades around the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine, many men are persisting outside at temperatures around -15°C for weeks.

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Occupy Maidan 22
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Daily life continues on the Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014, which has been occupied since November 21st, 2013.

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Occupy Maidan 23
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Barricades near the Dynamo Stadium on Hrushevskoho Street close to the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.