Iowa, USA

Danny Wilcox Frazier

Contributing Photographer

Documentary photographer and filmmaker Danny Wilcox Frazier (b. 1970, USA) focuses his work on marginalized communities in and outside the United States. His work is centered on the Midwest and his home state of Iowa and is born from a commitment and love for his neighbors and community. He photographs people struggling to survive the economic shift that has devastated rural communities throughout the parts of America disparaged and misunderstood by so many in the USA and abroad.

With his photographs from Iowa, Frazier documented those individuals continuing to live traditional lives in rural communities across the state; people challenged economically but often unwavering in their conviction to stay. His work acknowledges isolation and neglect while also celebrating resilience, perseverance, and strength. Frazier is the director of the Daily Iowan Documentary Workshop and advises photographers and filmmakers at the University of Iowa’s independent college news organization, The Daily Iowan.