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.
Daniel Van Moll
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.
July 17, 2014
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.
July 17, 2014
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.
July 17, 2014
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.
July 17, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Burned remains inside the coptic Prince Tadros church in Al Minya, Egypt, allegedly 500 people rushed to on August 14th around noon, throwing Molotov cocktails and gas bombs. Three church workers were trapped in the church until the morning of August 15th. (Al Minya, Egypt)
Students demonstrating in front of the Syndicate of Journalists in Downtown Cairo, Egypt on August, 28th 2013.
Remains of the priest's office in the coptic Prince Tadros church in Al Minya. Allegedly 500 people rushed to the building on August 14th around noon, throwing Molotov cocktails and gas bombs. Three church workers were trapped in the church until the morning of August 15th. (Al Minya, Egypt)
Supporters of Mohammed Morsi demonstrating in front of Abu Bakr Seddik Mosque at Alhegaz Square in Cairo, Egypt after their Friday prayers.