Nick Danziger

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Nick Danziger (born 22 April 1958) is a British photographer, film maker and travel writer.[1] He was born in Marylebone, London but grew up in Monaco and Switzerland.[2]

In 1982 he received a Churchill Fellowship which enabled him to spend 18 months on the ancient Silk Route from Turkey to China, disguised as a local traveller, taking photographs which resulted in his book Danziger's Travels.[3] Danziger has since travelled the world taking photographs and making documentary films. Most of his work is based on people living in difficult circumstances, particularly young people. His photographs have appeared in newspapers and magazines worldwide, toured museums and galleries internationally, and are held in numerous museum collections. Danziger was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of The Royal Photographic Society in 2007.

He appeared on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs on 16 March 2003.[2]



Onze Femmes face à la Guerre – Eleven Women Facing War

Eleven Women Facing War tells eleven stories of women from Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Colombia, the Balkans, Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Danziger initially photographed these women in conflict zones for an International Committee of the Red Cross study in 2001. Ten years later, he set out to find each one to learn what had become of their lives.[4]


In 2000, the United Nations' eight Millennium Development Goals were put in place to achieve universal primary education, reduce child mortality and improve maternal health. In 2010 Danziger retraced his steps from 2005 to find out what has happened to the women and children he met.

Galerie Ferrero, Nice, France, 14 September–6 October 2012

Guerre et Paix: Femmes dans le XXIeme siecle

  • Salle d'Exposition du Quai Antoine 1er, Monaco, 7–30 September 2011


Inside the sacred space of All Black camp – revealing the highs and the lows of New Zealand's iconic sporting team.

  • Britomart, Auckland, New Zealand, July–August 2011

Missing Lives[6]

The Historic Neighbourhoods and Houses of Herat and Kabul, Afghanistan

  • Musée des Arts Asiatiques, Nice, France, October 2009 – January 2010

Between Heaven and Earth: A Journey Through Christian Ethiopia

Women Facing War

Danziger's pictures examined the different experiences of 11 women living their lives in countries or regions affected by armed conflict.

  • Théâtre de la Photographie et de l'image, Nice, France, November 2008 – February 2009

Blair at War

In March 2003, Nick Danziger and Peter Stothard began a 30-day study of a Prime Minister at war, with access to Tony Blair's "inner circle" as he confronted an angry nation and deployed British forces against Iraq.

Eight-Millennium Development Goals

Danziger travelled to eight of the world's poorest countries and met individuals living in extreme poverty. Through the stories of 40 men, women and children he sought to document the progress being made towards meeting the eight 'Millennium Development Goals' set by the United Nations to eradicate poverty by 2015.

Behind the Headlines – Afghan Lives

Through individual and personal stories, 'Behind the Headlines' investigated a country often in the news but little understood by those outside its borders.

  • Host Gallery, London, November 2006
  • Tron Gallery, Glasgow, Spring 2007
  • Canada House, London, November–December 2007

The British

Danziger created a photographic documentary in black-and-white images. From the halls of Westminster to inner-city communities beset by crime and unemployment, the exhibition depicted both the traditions and reality of life in Great Britain in the 1990s for a range of social classes.

Publications by Danziger[edit]

  • Danziger's Travels: Beyond Forbidden Frontiers. Reissued. 1993 ISBN 978-0-586-08706-0.
  • Danziger's Adventures: From Miami to Kabul. Reissued. 2009. ISBN 978-0-586-09081-7.
  • Danziger's Britain: A Journey to the Edge. New edition. 2011. ISBN 978-0-00-638249-2.


  1. ^ Pepper, Diana (9 August 1998). "Passport: Nick Danziger – `My inspiration was Tintin. He was my hero'". The Independent. Retrieved 24 December 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Nick Danziger". BBC: Desert Island Discs. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Nick Danziger". Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Retrieved 24 December 2011.
  4. ^ Danziger, Nick (2011). Onze Femmes Face à la Guerre. Lieux Dits Editions. ISBN 978-2-922892-56-7.
  5. ^ Danziger, Nick (2010). Mana. Hodder Mao / Hachette NZ. ISBN 978-1-86971-221-1.
  6. ^ Danziger, Nick (2010). Missing Lives. United Kingdom: Dewi Lewis Publishing. ISBN 978-1-904587-87-3.

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