|"He definitely sees things in a different way. He thinks differently. And I think a lot can be learned by other photographers. They’re all at the same event but nobody else saw the same thing.” – James Colton, Photo Editor Sports Illustrated from PDN Cover Article 2007.|
“Donald is great at any challenge set before him. He is a true visionary and problem solver. I’ve had the pleasure of working with him on several occasions and the outcome has always been stellar. He’s an absolute Team Player and linchpin on any project.” – Jason Murphy, Art Director Nike.
With more than 30 international awards to his credit, Donald Miralle is recognized as one of the most innovative photographers in the industry today. Born and raised in Southern California, Donald graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Fine Arts. His artistic approach to his editorial and commercial photography and has been sought after by some of the largest agencies, publications, and brands to shoot the world’s greatest athletes and biggest events. Miralle’s work has been profiled in publications including Photo District News, British Journal of Photography, The Holland Times, The San Diego Union Tribune, and Top Magazine in Brazil; as well as on TV shows like ESPN, Entertainment TV, and the Today Show. Donald has served as a keynote speaker at many international events including the PDN PhotoPlus Expo, Great White North Workshop, UAPP, Danish Photographers Union Convention, and is active in the education of photojournalism at colleges and workshops including Brooks College, Art Center Design, and Sportsshooter Academies. In addition he has served as a jury for the Best of Photojournalism, Swedish Pictures of the Year, and the Wisconsin and Utah Press Photographers Associations. Donald resides in the quite beach community of Leucadia, California with his wife Lauren, sons Luke and Micah, and dogs Odie and Frank.
World Press Photo 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012
Pictures of the Year International 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
NPPA Best of Photojournalism Contest 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012
NFL Hall of Fame Photo Contest - 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008
International Photography Awards, Multiple Award Winner 2009
Graphis Photo Annual, Gold Award 2009
PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Multiple Award Winner 2009
Sasakawa World Sports Photography Contest 2002
Mobius Awards, Ad Campaign for the NFLPA in 2008
National Headliner Award, Sports Illustrated 2000
California Press Photographers Association 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Sportsshooter Photographer of the Year 2004, 2005