Daniel Bogaev is a photographer and videographer whose highly successful one-man photography show, Still Motion, was exhibited the fall of 2014 at the River Road Gallery in Wilton, CT. In spring 2014, Daniel received First Place in Photography in the Congressional Art Contest, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, just weeks after receiving two ribbons for his candid portraits at the highly regarded juried FOCUS '14 Wilton Arts Council Library show; Bogaev was the only artist to win prizes for both of his entries. He exhibited and won again in '15 and '16. His photos include documentary work, both candid and formal portraits, still-life, as well as more experimental photography. His work was most recently exhibited March/April 2018 at Weston Town Hall–a series of candid portraits culled from over 10,000 images shot in Prague, Malta, Athens, and London. These included moving documentary photographs of Terezín Concentration Camp as well as compelling street and nature photos. Bogaev is represented by River Road Gallery, Wilton, CT.
As filmmaker, he received national recognition in the C-SPAN StudentCam contest for his documentary advocating for early education: Investing in the Future: The Importance of Early Education in America. As a result, he was invited by Governor Dannel Malloy to witness the landmark signing of Public Act 14-39, the “Smart Start Program," which vastly expands opportunities for early childhood education. Daniel is committed to producing documentary work that focuses on social issues. For his next film, he has received a three-year grant from the David M. Milch Foundation, under its “Ars Veritas Initiative” (Arts for Social Impact). His first documentary, A History of Comedy in Film, took Cablevision’s Best Student Documentary Award as well as the John Remicky Best Film Award.
Daniel’s photo-cards are sold in a growing number of stores in Connecticut. A percentage of sales from his photo-cards, and photographs from his recent one-man gallery show, Still Motion, is donated to Doctors Without Borders. Permanent collections of his work are exhibited at Atria of Stamford, and are installed at the Weston Board of Education, Weston High School, and in the homes of collectors throughout the U.S.