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Nick Danziger's Biography.


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Nick Danziger travels the world taking photographs and making documentaries about the people meets. His latest work celebrates the Anglo-French relationship.

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Nick Danziger was born in 1958 in London but spent his formative years in Monaco and Switzerland with his American father and English mother.

Aged 13, Nick travelled to Paris where he embarked on a professional career, selling sketches to several people. He later moved to London and studied at the Chelsea Art School. He then went on to gain an MA, before becoming a visiting lecturer and holding one-man exhibitions of his work in London and New York.

In 1982 he was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship. This allowed him to travel through the ancient trade route from Turkey to China. It was on his travels where he wrote his first book, using the diaries he had written, and called it ‘Danziger’s Travels.’ The book was an immediate bestseller. He followed this up with a second book 'Danziger's Adventures'.

In 1991 he made his first film documentary in Afghanistan called ‘War Lives and Videotape’ based on children abandoned in the Marastoon mental asylum in Kabul. It was shown as part of the BBC’s video diaries series and won the Prix Italia for best television documentary series.

Nick has continued his work, filming and writing for various outlets including the Discovery Channel for which he made ‘Mongolia’ and ‘Afghanistan’. He has also filmed ‘Aids: The Global Killer’, ‘The Establishment’ and ‘Out of Kosovo’ for Channel 4.

Whilst photographing and making film documentaries, Nick has also written four books on his life experiences – his latest is called ‘The British’ which goes back to his roots.

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