Daniel Gafanhoto

Contact Information


Phone: 215-316-9517


230 N. 21st Street, #601 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.


Artist's Biography

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Daniel attended Sociology as a graduate student at Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, Brazil, but soon discovered his willingness to express himself through the camera. He then attended Photography as a major and graduated with the technique to create beautiful perspectives about the world that surrounds him. He is a dynamic published bilingual photographer with extensive experience in publicity and art photography.

Daniel is gifted with a rare sensibility to sense splendor where others don’t see - in inanimate objects, in empty landscapes, in silence of what is not already whole, complete, alive, useful. His photographs are filled with biographic information, often difficult for a naïve spectator to notice, but easy to feel when carefully observed.

Daniel likes to shoot cityscapes and its interaction with nature, architecture, many varieties of subjects in close-up, and to edit, process, and manipulate photographs using several programs. He masters processes such as High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDR) and Tone Mapping, developing new uses for this technology especially in the publicity photography.

Selected Exhibitions

Despacho Cultural, Group at Galeria Toulouse, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Despacho Cultural 2, Group at Galeria Toulouse, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Universidarte XII, Group at Universidade Estácio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Macário... às vezes a vida volta, Group at UNIRIO, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Vila Seca, Group at Jockey Clube do Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Território Livre, Group at UFRJ (Praia Vermelha), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Wilson, Rainn, Soulpancake Book Chew on Life's Big Questions,Hyperion, October 26, 2010 (Two page spread)