About Daniel Goodrich
Daniel Goodrich is a staff photographer for New York State Senator Kemp Hannon. Goodrich was a staff photographer for Newsday for 29 years. Before joining the staff of Newsday he worked for The New York Times and Associated Press as a freelance photographer. He was a member of the Newsday reporting team that received the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Reporting for coverage of the crash of TWA Flight 800. He was a member of the Newsday staff nominated as finalists for Breaking News Reporting in 2004 for coverage of the summer blackout that struck New York and most of the Northeast. In 1991 he was a member of the photo staff who were nominated finalists for photographs taken after the crash of Avianca Flight 52. The editors of Newsday have twice nominated him for a Pulitzer Prize for his feature photography.
In 1988 when Pope John Paul II made his inaugural visit to the United States, Goodrich was selected as the only photojournalist among 20,000 accredited journalists to travel with, and photograph for publication, the Pope during his private moments. In 1996, he was one of only two American photojournalists invited to Rome to join the Vatican press pool and document the second papal visit to the U.S. His photographs were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
Goodrich spent a year following DEA agents investigating drug trafficking from poor neighborhoods in Brooklyn to the poppy fields of Peru.
Goodrich has taught photography and photojournalism at St. Johns University, New York Institute of Technology and at Nassau County Community College in New York. He holds a master’s degree in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.