Bio & Contact

Email: dannyla@gmail.com

Phone: 801-554-4608

Photographer Danny La hails from Salt Lake City, Utah, where he has worked as a professional photojournalist for 14 years. He is a freelance photographer with more than a decade of experience at The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah’s largest daily newspaper and one of the most widely-circulated publications in the Intermountain West. During his tenure as a news photographer, Danny captured images from several international news events, such as the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City. He has also shot from the sidelines of hundreds of Utah college sports competitions, World Cup events, and Utah Jazz basketball games. Photography has led Danny all over the country — including  Native American reservations, Hurricane Katrina disaster areas, and several national parks — as he has collaborated with reporters to tell compelling stories.

Danny’s many accolades include first place of the Society of Professional Journalists spot news competition, earning the prize with a photo of grieving Gold Star mother. He also has first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and “Best of the West” photography competitions, and the Utah-Idaho-Spokane Associated Press Association has also honored him for his sports photography.

In addition to photojournalism, Danny enjoys shooting fine art photography and is currently working on several fine art photo projects. Projects have taken Danny several times to Asia as well as to Western Europe and Mexico. His fine art images are part of several private collections, including that of the Utah Governor’s Mansion and several U.S. embassies and consulates around the world.

Danny also enjoys shooting portraiture and special occasions. He draws upon his journalistic instincts to cover private celebrations like high-profile news events. Check out the galleries of Danny’s special occasion and portraiture photography on this site.

Danny’s work has appeared in Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Sports Illustrated. He freelances for the Associated Press news wire as well as Getty Images. He is married and has two children.


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