Daniel J. Groshong, a native of Oregon, has been working as a professional photographer since 1986, covering some of the biggest news stories, from Asia to Africa and Latin America. His photographs have appeared in hundreds of magazines around the world, from Paris Match to Penthouse.
A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, where he earned his B.A. in Fine Arts, Groshong began his professional career as a photographer for the environmental group Greenpeace. He then went on to cover major news events, including the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville France, the World Expo in Seville, the Summer Olympics in Barcelona Spain, the O.J. Simpson trial, the Super Bowl, and three Academy Awards. He also spent 6 months photographing one of the most notorious street gangs in East Los Angeles.
A veteran journalist of seven armed conflicts around the world, Groshong has photographed crises in Somalia, Chiapas, Jakarta, the referendum for independence in East Timor, Kashmir, the murderous Abu Sayyaf movement in the southern Philippines and the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan.
Groshong is also the founder of The Hummingfish Foundation (THF), which is a Hong Kong registered charity organization designed to help add value to the earth’s unspoiled natural environments, by helping in the promotion of sustainable community-based nature and cultural tourism.