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 is also working in collaboration with Byron Wolfe on two extremely rare microphotographs made by two 19th century photographers, the Langenheim brothers. He writes on photography and contemporary photographers for Pellicola Magazine, and publishes videos of photobook reviews on his youtube channel, The Photobook Review.
Kraus earned a MFA (2017) in photography at the Tyler School of Art & Architecture at Temple University and also holds a BFA in Photography and BA in History 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, Aint-Bad, and Ruminate Magazine. His photographs have been exhibited in national and international juried exhibitions including 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 Institute of Art & Design at New England College for his self published books and research on the practice of "participant observation" in contemporary documentary photography.
Kraus currently lives in Houston, Texas where he is Assistant Professor of Art & Design at the University of Houston-Clear Lake teaching photography. Before moving to Houston, he taught photography, video, and photographic history at Tyler School of Art & Architecture at Temple University, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, and The College of New Jersey.
Houston, TX 77058