Daniel Ballesteros was born in Springfield, Illinois in 1980. He began making photographs in undergraduate school at Webster University in St. Louis. Since then he has received his MFA from the University of Connecticut, and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. He is the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and in 2012 he was included in the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward: Emerging Photographers Catalogue and En Foco’s New Works #16 Photography Fellowship Awards. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Camera Club of New York, the Luminary, and Bose Pacia.