Photography found Errol Daniels in the 1960’s as he worked in the Civil Rights Movement in Chicago. He found himself drawn to social documentary photography because it provides him access to the daily lives, cultures, traditions, and events that shape the lives of his subjects.
In the 1980’s, Errol lost much of the use of his hands due to motor neuron disease and stopped shooting. A decade later, Errol’s love for the camera was rekindled as he adapted to his disability through the diligent work of physical and occupational therapists.
During the 1990’s, Errol studied with documentary photographers Amy Arbus and John Goodman to further develop his craft and style of social documentation. The people he photographs are complex, as he often covers individuals who are challenged by physical, social, mental, or political disadvantages. Through photography, Errol exposes the dignity, humanity, complexity, and courage of people who many don’t think about in their daily lives. His images offer a glimpse into the trials of humanity and the beauty that flows out of perseverance.
Errol’s exhibits have been hosted by galleries in several areas of the USA as well as in Cuba and Greece. His photographs can be found in the collection of the George Eastman House in Rochester NY, the Spartanburg County Museum of Art in Spartanburg SC, the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo NY as well as in private collections.