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I believe art is everywhere, just waiting to be revealed. As a photographer trained both in photojournalism and the fine arts, I focus on documenting intimate portraits of the environment. I have always been drawn to nature, especially the elements that make up the landscape. I have been investigating the movement within the elements and how they interact and shape their surroundings by exploring the interplay of light, patterns, and tones and the abstract imagery they can create.


Danielle Austen is New Jersey award-winning fine art photographer specializing in intimate portraits of the environment.

Danielle received her BFA from Cornell University and worked as a graphic designer for seven years before attending the master’s program at the Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, in photojournalism.

Working for newspapers and magazines, her editorial work has been published locally, regionally and nationally, including “Life’s, The Year in Pictures.” Returning to her fine art roots, she has combined her skills and training and has participated in over three dozen national and international juried exhibits, two group shows and three solo exhibits, including most recently at the Monmouth Museum in March 2016.

She has attended six Artist-in-Residency programs; the Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, twice at Acadia National Park. Everglades National Park and was a Fellowship recipient at the Vermont Studio Center.

Danielle has won awards both in her photojournalism and fine art work. In 2013, Danielle was a national winner of Canon’s “Project Imaginat10n” photo competition with Director Ron Howard. Celebrity director, Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, chose her winning image to help inspire his short film, “Evermore” which premiered October 2013 in NYC.

In August 2014, she was the co-creator and curator of the“NJ350 Elements” exhibit. In celebration of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary, this unique juried photography exhibit was created to represent the environment within the environment. Images of New Jersey’s nature and wildlife created by New Jersey photographers were printed on 40”x60” water-resistant satin fabric and displayed outdoors around the Duke Farms Environmental Center in Hillsborough, NJ.

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