Daniel Seth Kraus‘s work blends historical research with photography to deepen our understanding of people, places, and how they combine to create a culture. In practice, Kraus strives to create work which is informed and empathetic towards the subjects and his viewers. While maintaining his own artistic practice, Kraus also works on collaborative research projects, one of which is centered around two extremely rare microphotographs made by two 19th century photographers, the Langenheim brothers.
Kraus earned a MFA (2017) in photography at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and also holds a BFA and BA from the University of North Florida (2013). Having a background and training in historical research has greatly influenced the way he approaches creative projects. His work has been featured in numerous print and online publications, including Esquire Russia, Fraction, SeeSaw, Oxford American, Create Magazine, and Aint-Bad Magazine. His photographs have been exhibited in national and international juried exhibitions in South Korea, China, and Ireland. Kraus was the 2016 recipient of the College Arts Association’s Professional Development Fellowship in Visual Arts grant and was awarded a fellowship by the John Teti Rare Photography Book Collection at the New Hampshire Institute of Art for his self published books and research addressing anthropology's influence on contemporary documentary photography.
Kraus currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he teaches photography, video, and web-art at Tyler School of Art, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, and the University of the Arts.
Philadelphia, PA 19123