Daniel is an award-winning, internationally published documentary photographer. Drawing from his intense passion (perhaps… obsession) for photography, the life and work of Hatteras Island photographer, Daniel Pullen, centers around pursuing the mastery of storytelling through photographs. Daniel is the descendant of 9 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Keepers, and has deep roots in the Hatteras community. Fueled by his love of the ocean and surfing, he began to pursue his passion for art and photography in his teens. By his 20’s Daniel had gained notoriety for his unique style: a marriage of fine art, surf, and documentary photography. As a result of his success, in 2003, he founded Pullen Art & Photography, a business blending surf art & documentary photography with professional event and freelance photography. In 2016 Daniel opened “The Gallery” a studio featuring the best of his work, and a space for people to gather, discuss, and appreciate photography. In 2014, he began teaching 1:1 and group photography workshops. The result has been a new-found passion for teaching, and in 2018 he launched his first year-round workshop schedule. Daniel is proponent of art education, and he regularly volunteers his time and expertise with local non-profit organizations, such as, Outer Banks Community Foundation, Hatteras Island Youth Foundation, Little Pink Houses of Hope, Hatteras Cancer Foundation, Dare County Schools, Young Life, and Dare County Parks & Recreation. He served two years on the Board of Directors for the Dare County Arts Council. In 2016 he completed, Foundation Workshop, the world’s most intense wedding photojournalism workshop, as well as David Alan Harvey’s Storytelling workshop in Puerto Rico. He is set to publish his first book, “The Independent Waterman” by 2019.

Named Dare County People’s Choice Artist of the Year 2018

Outer Banks Surfing Photographer

Daniel Pullen captures striking images of life and community along the Outer Banks.

Posted by UNC-TV on Monday, May 7, 2018

Features on Daniel

Legends of the Sandbar: Documentary Project by Chris Bickford
Behind the Glass  – EasternSurf.com
North Beach Sun Magazine – Page 16
Hidden Outer Banks

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