Russel Albert Daniels is a documentary photographer based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
His recent projects concentrate on life along the edge of wilderness. Humans and landscape in the Interior West: the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Rocky Mountains. His photography promotes our common inheritance, our public lands and more importantly, promotes tribal sovereignty.
He describes himself - I’m an Interior West mutt. I descend from a polygamist Mormon frontiersman, a 1840's Navajo slave child, danish/english cattle ranchers and settlers, and a Ho-Chunk and french boarding school teacher. I grew up assimilated in the suburbs of Salt Lake City.
Russel specializes in reportage and portraiture and has worked as a freelance photojournalist for print, online, and wire services. He also shoots and produces short news and documentary video.
He received a BA in photojournalism from The University of Montana at which time he was an American Indian Journalism Institute and Chips Quinn scholar at the Freedom Forum.
His work has appeared in Elsevier, Gizmodo, The New York Times, Washington Post, Latino USA, The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Patch, and The Bay Citizen.
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Russel is a proud member of Natives Photograph