Dan Fenstermacher is an internationally recognized photographer merging documentary storytelling, and street photography. Both activism and humor are key elements of his work. He has photographic experience on four continents including working for Apex Advertising in Accra, Ghana, as a portrait photographer in Sydney, Australia, a Professor of Fine Arts at Xiangfan University in Hubei, China, and as an artist-in-residence in San Ramon, Costa Rica, culminating in a solo exhibition at the Museo de San Ramon.
Fenstermacher was selected as the winner of the 2021 Paris International Street Photo Awards Beach & Pool category, the 2020 Miami Street Photography Festival International Series Contest, and the 15th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest for the American Experience category. His ongoing project about mental health and stigma has been featured in The Huffington Post.
Dan grew up in Seattle, WA, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Idaho. He holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from San Jose State University, is a member of the Full Frontal Flash Collective, Bay Area Photographers Collective, and Chair of the Photography program at West Valley Community College in Saratoga, CA.
When not teaching, he photographs for Content Magazine, the SF Standard, and as a volunteer photographer with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.