Daniel Auf der Mauer – Photographer


© Tino Porzel

© Tino Porzel

You are different than the other photographers. You let me be myself.
— Walter von Känel, CEO of luxury watch brand Longines

Daniel has studied photography at Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Zürich, Switzerland and graduated with honorable mention. In his work as a freelance photographer, Daniel photographs documentary stories and portraits for international publications such as The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, GEO, NZZ Folio and many more.

Daniel Auf der Mauer’s images reveal his unique gift of building trust with people and capturing their multi-layered emotional complexity.
— GEO Magazine

In 2012 he published his photo book MZAYNA in collaboration with Anina Gmür – a long-term documentary about how the traditional culture of a bedouin tribe in the Sinai desert in Egypt is being changed through the influence of modern western society. MZAYNA is published by Benteli Publishers and was shortlisted for the prestigious German Photo Book Award 2013.

In 2015 Daniel has published his first short documentary film: NOBODY'S WOMEN – Breaking the Silence: Sexual Abuse in India, which was featured in the group exhibition "Best of Contemporary Visual Journalism" in 2016 in Zürich and also in the exhibition "Bildgewaltig: Frauenportraits" in 2017 in Basel.

Furthermore, NOBODY'S WOMEN has won the "real21" financial grant of the Swiss Foreign Minstry and has been awarded an honorable mention by the Visura Multimedia Grant, judged by Greenpeace, National Geographic and The New Yorker.

You are the first photographer to really see me.
— Christian Lohr, Member of Swiss Parliament
© Oceana Galmarini

© Oceana Galmarini


Client List

Editorial – The New York Times, Der Spiegel, GEO, Die Zeit, Welt am Sonntag, Süddeutsche Zeitung, FOCUS, NIDO, ICON, NZZ Folio, LandRover’s One Life Magazine, Fritz+Fränzi, M Magazin and many more

Corporate – Zürcher Kantonalbank ZKB, UBS, ETH Zürich, SBB, VBZ, UNICEF, Mammut, Pro Helvetia, Helsana, digitec, Galaxus, Erdgas Zürich, SIEMENS, one young world and many more



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