Dan Budnik’s work as a photographer has covered more than a half-century. He is known for his photographs of artists, but also for his photo-documentation of the Civil Rights Movement and of Native Americans. Schooled at the Art Students League of New York (1951â€“53), Budnik began his career at Magnum Photos (1957â€“64) and went on to photograph for scores of publications such as Life, Fortune, Look, and Newsweek. He has been a major contributor to six Time-Life books. Budnik received a 1973 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for his work on the Hudson River Ecology Project and a 1980 grant from the Polaroid Foundation for Big Mountain: Hopi-Navajo Forced Relocation. Budnik was the 1998 Honor Roll Award recipient of the American Society of Media Photographers.
Dan Budnik resides and works in Tucson, Arizona.