Daniel Berehulak


Mexico

Daniel Berehulak is an award-winning independent photojournalist based in Mexico City, Mexico. Born to immigrant parents, Daniel grew up on a farm outside of Sydney, Australia. Their Ukrainian practicality did not consider photography to be a viable trade to pursue so at an early age Daniel worked on the farm and at his father's refrigeration company. After graduating from The University of New South Wales with a degree in History, his career as a photographer started humbly; shooting sports matches for a guy who ran his business from his garage. In 2002 he started freelancing with Getty Images in Sydney shooting mainly sport.

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From 2005 Daniel was based in London, and from 2009 in New Delhi, as a staff news photographer with Getty Images.

Daniel has visited over 60 countries covering history-shaping events including the Iraq war, the trial of Saddam Hussein, child labour in India, Afghanistan elections and the return of Benazir Bhutto to Pakistan, and documented people coping with the aftermath of the Japanese Tsunami and the Chernobyl disaster.

His work has been recognized with two Pulitzer prizes: in 2015, for Feature Photography for his coverage of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa; and in 2017 for Breaking News Photography for his coverage of the so-called war on drugs in the Philippines, both for The New York Times. In 2011 he was also a Pulitzer finalist for his coverage of the 2010 floods in Pakistan. These are some of several honors his photography has earned including: six World Press Photo awards; two Photographer Of The Year awards from Pictures of the Year International; and the prestigious John Faber, Olivier Rebbot and Feature Photography awards from the Overseas Press Club, amongst others.

As of July 2013, Daniel embarked upon a freelance career to focus on a combination of long-term personal projects, breaking news and client assignments.

He is a regular contributor to The New York Times.

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Selected works

Japan After the Wave

Japan After the Wave

Daniel Berehulak

A year after the March 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated large areas of northeastern Japan, thousands of people remained without homes, and the Japanese government was still struggling to dispose of rubble and help rebuild livelihoods.

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Floods in Pakistan

Floods in Pakistan

At one point, approximately one-fifth of Pakistan's total land area was underwater, Pakistan government authorities reported. The floods directly affected over 20 million people, mostly by destruction of property, crops,…

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Coronavirus in Mexico

Coronavirus in Mexico

"In the Epicenter of Mexico’s Epicenter, Feeling Like a ‘Trapped Animal’"

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Braving Ebola

Braving Ebola

Portraits of those who labor and those who survived at an Ebola treatment center in rural Liberia. As the spread of the Ebola epidemic accelerated in 2015, Liberia's national health…

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Ebola's Deadly Spread

Ebola's Deadly Spread

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, first reported in March 2014, and believed by scientists to have started in late December with the death of a 2-year-old boy, thought to…

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