Berehulak was born in Sydney, Australia, the son of Ukrainian immigrants. After studying history at the University of New South Wales, initially he embarked on a business-oriented career. He turned to photography in 2000, working for an Australian sports agency. In 2002, he started working for Getty Images in Sydney as a sports photographer, moving to London as a staff photographer in 2005 and now based in New Delhi. After covering Iraq and Chernobyl, he has been concerned with Pakistan, where he interviewed Benazir Bhutto shortly before her death, and India, including the elections.
On 20 November 2009, Pakistan's newspaper The Nation published a front page story with a photograph of what it described as "Mysterious US nationals". "According to a source in another investigation agency, the foreigners seemingly belonged to the US spy agency CIA. It was evident from the fact that two police commandos were escorting them, the source added."
However, it turned out that this "mysterious US national" was in fact Berehulak of Getty Images. Hugh Pinney, Getty’s senior director of photography, wrote to the paper's editor, Shireen Mazari, on 21 November 2009, explaining the error.
- 2007: World Press Photo, 3rd Prize, People in the News.
- 2009: UNICEF Photo of the Year 2009, Honorable Mention.
- 2010: China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP), China Photojournalists Society, Gold Medal for "Kids in refugee camp in Pakistan".
- 2010: World Press Photo, 1st Prize Stories, People in the News.
- 2010: Overseas Press Club, John Faber Award.
- 2011: The Pulitzer Prize, finalist for Breaking News together with Paula Bronstein for portraying the will to survive the floods in Pakistan.
- 2015: The Pulitzer Prize, winner for Feature Photography for coverage of the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.
- "About". danielberehulak.com/. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
- "Daniel Berehulak: UNICEF Photo of the Year 2009, Honorable Mention". Retrieved 14 December 2010.
- "Daniel Berehulak: Australia", World Press Photo. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
- "Mysterious US Nationals" "The Nation" 20 November 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
- "Letter from Getty Images to The Nation" "Committee to Protect Journalists", 21 November 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
- "2007, Daniel Berehulak, 3rd prize, People in the News", World Press Photo. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
- "Daniel Berehulak, Australia: 2010-03-23 18:01:43", China International Press Photo. Retrieved 14 December 2010. China
- "People in the News: 1st prize stories", World Press Club. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
- "2010 John Faber Award", The Overseas Press Club. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
- "Breaking-News-Photography", The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
- "Scenes From the Ebola Crisis Earn Photography Pulitzer", "New York Times", Retrieved April 20, 2015.