Daniel Heyman graduated Cum Laude from Dartmouth College with a degree in Visual Studies, and holds an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. His work has been exhibited worldwide and collected by the Yale University Library, New York Public Library, and Rhode Island School of Design, among others. In 2005 and 2006, Heyman traveled to Amman, Jordan and Istanbul, Turkey to visually record testimony of Iraqis detained at Abu Ghraib. Working quickly by hand in the drypoint technique on copper plates used in printmaking, Heyman not only made portraits but transcribed parts of the translated testimonies by writing backwards on the plate. When he ran out of copper plates, Heyman switched to watercolor as his medium for the portraits. He currently teaches Printmaking at Swarthmore College.
Works by Daniel Heyman
The Other Side Of Abu Ghraib (Part 1) — The Detainees’ Quest for Justice (illustrations)