Daniel Chatard


Daniel Chatard (b.1996) is a German-French documentary photographer and visual researcher, born in Heidelberg, Germany. He investigates themes revolving around power structures, collective identity, and trauma. Looking at landscapes as vessels of collective experiences and memories, he tries to develop new narratives and tell human stories in their environmental context.

Chatard graduated in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover, and in Photography & Society at the Royal Academy of Arts The Hague. He studied for an exchange semester at the Faculty of Journalism of the Tomsk State University in Russia. He currently lives in Hamburg and works as a freelance photojournalist with media outlets such as Die ZEIT, Der Spiegel, and The Washington Post.

Besides editorial assignments, Chatard works on long-term projects, slowly accumulating materials over time. He describes his approach as involved documentary, making his own relations to his subjects part of the work and using collaboration to create new knowledge.

His work has been awarded at the German Youth Photo Prize and the German Photobook Prize, was a finalist of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award and got nominated for the Prix Pictet.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2024 World Press Photo Contest winner 

Daniel Chatard on Social Media:
Instagram: @daniel_chatard

Daniel Chatard

Portrait credit: Aliona Kardash