Dan Lamont is a photojournalist and filmmaker whose work for international publishers spans decades. In the print world Dan is most known for his work on the intersection of environmental issues and social policies. He has been a regular contributor to The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, Smithsonian and many dozen other magazines.
His short documentary films shot for organizations like the MacArthur Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation and the Center for Children and Youth Justice, among others, have covered social issues related to systemic racism, family homelessness, education, health care, preserving native cultures and environmental stewardship.
Working with researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine Dan has produced a series of films — Breaking the Cycle, 2016, A Better Approach, 2019 and Community is the Answer, 2020 — exploring the causes, social dimensions, and alternatives to juvenile incarceration and how to break the pernicious “school to prison pipeline”.
Dan has been President of the Board of the Blue Earth Alliance and President of the ASMP Foundation. He holds a Master of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington and was a Journalism Fellow at Seattle University in the Strategic Communications Program, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Dan has also been an instructor of documentary photography and video production at Seattle Central College and the Seattle Art Institute. He is a Seattle native and lives in the Ballard neighborhood.