Daniel Traub is a New York-based filmmaker and photographer originally from Philadelphia. As a filmmaker, Traub has directed documentaries including the feature length Barefoot Artist about Lily Yeh and her collaborative artworks in war-torn communities; and Xu Bing: Phoenix, which highlights the condition of Chinese migrant laborers. He has been the director of photography for numerous documentaries for networks and production companies including PBS, German Television ZDF and Arte. He is currently completing a feature length documentary on the artist Ursula von Rydingsvard due to be released in Spring 2018 (ursulafilm.com).
His photographs have been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, Slought in Philadelphia and the Lianzhou photo festival in China. His work can be found in public and private collections, such as the Margulies Collection at the WAREhOUSE and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His work has also appeared in publications including Aperture, European Photography and The New York Times Magazine. He has published two monographs with Kehrer Verlag: North Philadelphia (2014) and Little North Road (2015).