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Daniel Rolider is an independent photojournalist and visual artist. Born and raised in Kiryat Tivon, Israel, he began his career after completing three years of mandatory military service as a boat mechanic in the Navy. Since then, he has photographed and produced several long-term projects in the Middle East, the US, and Europe, and worked as a freelance contributor to various publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, ESPN, the Smithsonian Magazine, Stern, Getty Images, Die Zeit, Libération, NZZ, Deseret Magazine, and Haaretz. His work, which focuses on the relationship between humans and their environment through the prism of social and cultural issues, has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the US, China, Europe, and Israel.

In 2018, Rolider collaborated with the Inside Out initiative of the French artist JR, creating a portrait series of the Jewish and Muslim communities in his hometown and the neighboring town, Basmat-Tivon. This project was exhibited as a site-specific art installation at the Sheikh Abreik Festival and was covered by the Israeli Kan News channel. In 2019, he graduated from the International Center of Photography’s Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism program and attended the Eddie Adams Workshop. The same year, he produced a long-term project about the carriage horses of New York City, which was published in National Geographic, awarded in the PDN Photo Annual, and shortlisted for the Alexia Foundation Student Grant. In 2020, he was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass of the World Press Photo, shortly before finishing a three-year project on the agriculture of Lanzarote, the easternmost of the Canary Islands. The project was later developed into a photo essay for the Smithsonian Magazine.

Since moving back to his home country after residing in Brussels and New York, Rolider has covered current events and in-depth features, such as the Balfour Protests, Palestinian shepherds in the northern Jordan Valley, the Eritrean asylum seekers community in Haifa, the riots between Jews and Israeli Arabs in May 2021, and the ongoing Israel-Hamas War.



Currently based in ISRAEL

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