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I have had the good fortune to meet and photograph some of the worlds most interesting people in politics, business, entertainment and the arts, as well as ordinary folks with extraordinary stories. Every encounter is an opportunity to reveal something special, a heartfelt expression, a telling gesture, or that single frame that speaks a thousand words. Each face has it’s own unique beauty, and I take delight in discovering and revealing it. When telling a story I can stand back and be an unobtrusive observer, anticipating and capturing decisive moments, or collude with the subjects to create images that look spontaneous and authentic. Through careful attention to detail, and a mastery of light, I am there to deliver what’s important to you with  elegance and visual coherence.

DANUTA OTFINOWSKI has been photographing people for over two decades. Her photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including Time, Newsweek, People, Businessweek, Forbes, Barron’s, Parade, USA Weekend, Entertainment Weekly, Focus, Stern, Der Speigel, Panorama and the London Telegraph. She is the recipient of several awards including a major individual artist fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, two National Society of publication Design awards, and the first Imogen Cunningham Award.  She began photographing as a student at the San Francisco Art Institute, earned an MFA at UCSD and then moved to NYC in the mid 80's. Her early black & white work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art, SFMOMA, The Stanford Museum of Art, The San Diego Museum of Art, The Crocker Art Museum and The Museum of Photography in Fribourg, Switzerland. She continues to serve a handful of editorial, corporate and individual clients in the Washington DC and Baltimore area.

Also providing event, wedding, and photojournalistic storytelling photography.
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