Daniel Traub (b. 1971) is a New York-based filmmaker and photographer, originally from Philadelphia.
As a filmmaker, Traub has directed documentaries including the feature length Barefoot Artist about Lily Yeh and her collaborative artworks in war-torn communities; and Xu Bing: Phoenix, which highlights the condition of Chinese migrant laborers. He is currently completing a feature length documentary titled Into Her Own about the New York based artist Ursula von Rydingsvard. It will be released in Fall 2018.
He has also been the director of photography for numerous documentaries and programs for networks and production companies including PBS, German Television ZDF and Arte.
As a photographer, Traub has been engaged with long-term photographic projects in China since 1999. These include Simplified Characters, a series of street pictures that explore the vast changes at the beginning of the 21st century in Chinese cities, as well as the series Peripheries, which looks at the landscape at the outskirts of several major Chinese cities. His photographs have been exhibited and published internationally. His photographic work can be seen at danieltraub.net.