Dan Fenstermacher’s photography merges fine art portraiture and documentary photojournalism with political activist issues. His work brings light to stigmas and stereotypes surrounding mental illness, and aims to shed light on the perseverance of the human spirit in overcoming life’s challenges.
Fenstermacher has worked in photography on four continents including a multi-media internship in Ghana in 2006, a Professorship of Fine Arts at Xiangfan University in China, as a portrait photographer in Australia, and as an exhibited artist in residence at the San Ramon Museum in Costa Rica. His work has been featured in numerous publications including the Huffington Post, Art Nerd, Content Magazine, the South Bay Pulse, and Signature Magazine.
Fenstermacher received a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Idaho in 2007 and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from San Jose State University in May 2016. He currently teaches photography at Eastside College Preparatory Academy in East Palo Alto and West Valley College in Saratoga, CA.