Daniel George is a photographic artist whose work explores the ways in which cultural forces shaped by religious, political, and social ideologies effect the identity of place, community, and resident individuals. Through his images, he highlights the idiosyncrasies of human activity as a mode of inquiry—attempting to understand how defining characteristics of place are informed by history, belief systems, customs, and traditions. Daniel uses his camera as a mechanism to decode these attributes, often focusing on the quotidian as a shared, common language.
In his most recent work, Daniel has centered his attention on the southwestern area of the United States referred to as the “Mormon Culture Region.” As a transplant to that part of the country, he is interested in giving consideration to a place and culture shaped by predominant religious influence.
Daniel is originally from Omaha, NE and currently lives and works in Utah. He received an MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011, and is a photography professor at Brigham Young University. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, and has been published internationally in both print and online publications. Daniel also serves as the Submissions Editor for Lenscratch, an online platform dedicated to supporting and celebrating the photographic arts and photographic artists through exposure, discussion, community collaboration, and education.