William Daniels' work revolves around social issues and humanitarian concerns, mostly in isolated or weakened communities. Past projects have focused on malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis, as well as the aftermaths of the tsunami in Asia and the earthquake in Haiti. He has also covered conflict in Libya, Kyrgyzstan, and Central African Republic. Daniels’ long-term work on malaria was exhibited on the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris, and in London; his work on the three pandemics was shown in 2011 at the European parliament in Brussels.
Daniels has published Mauvais Air, on malaria, and Faded Tulips, a long-term vision of post-Soviet democracy in Kyrgyzstan. His images appear regularly in the French and international press: National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Le Monde, and Polka, among others. He holds two World Press Photo awards (including a prize earlier this year for his work in CAR), three Pictures of the Year International awards, and a Visa d’Or.
He is represented by the London-based agency Panos Pictures.