Daniel Shular is a second-year graduate student studying journalism at the University of Missouri - Columbia. Shular has a BFA in Photography from the University of Missouri - St. Louis and a degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia from East Central College.
After graduating from UMSL, Shular worked as a freelance photojournalist covering politics and social justice movement events like the 2016 election, the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the reaction to the Jason Stockley verdict in St. Louis. His work has been included in gallery shows and his photos and videos have been published in The Washington Post, CNN, NBC, Insider, VICE and Spike Lee’s Oscar-winning feature film BlacKkKlansman.
Shular has worked at the Hartford Courant in Hartford, Connecticut as a multimedia intern, as a staff photographer and photo editor at the Columbia Missourian newspaper. Shular is a research assistant at the McDougall Center for Photojournalism Studies and the Photojournalism Hall of Fame. He also volunteers for Pictures of the Year International (POYi) and College Photographer of the Year.
Awards: College Photographer of the Year – Silver – Spot News 2020 C. Zoe Smith Scholarship - 2021 Hearst Journalism Award – Fifth Place Team Multimedia Digital News/Enterprise – “Friday Night Sights – Columbia Missourian” Missouri College Media Association – First Place In-Depth News Reporting 2018 – “DACA Student Fights for Her Rights – The Scene” Missouri College Media Association – Second Place News Photography 2018 – Newspaper Division 4 Missouri College Media Association – First Place Feature Page 2018 – Newspaper Division 4 Missouri College Media Association – Second and Third Place Photo Page 2018 – Newspaper Division 4