Daniel Ochoa de Olza is an award-winning independent photojournalist based in Mexico City, Mexico.
A native of Navarra, Spain, Daniel has been assigned to cover history-shaping events and documented people and cultures.
His work has been recognized with various World Press Photo: Portrait series in 2013 for ‘A bullfighter’s come back’ and in 2016 for ‘la Maya Tradition’. These are some of several honors his photography has earned including 9 Pictures of the Year International, various National Headliner Awards, NPPA, CHIPP, amongst others.
Son of a writer and a History of Art teacher Daniel Ochoa de Olza was born in Pamplona, on October 22, 1978. His interest turned from painting to photography in 2001 when he started studying Artistic Photography at the Pamplona's Art School and later on in Barcelona's University. From 2004 Daniel was based in Madrid as a staff news photographer with The Associated Press. As of July 2017, Daniel embarked upon a independent career to focus on a combination of long-term personal projects, breaking news and client assignments. Daniel has led master classes, workshops and conferences in several Spanish Universities and education centers.