New York-based photographer Dan Eckstein works as a documentarian, simultaneously creating editorial and fine art imagery. In a recent project “Picture China,” Eckstein traveled over 10,000km documenting the rapid growth of a contemporary China over an eight week period. The artist visited both metropolitan and rural areas, capturing the people and places of that country and the issues that impact their life. Other photographic series include, “West 4th Street Handball,” an investigation of New York City’s popular street sport, and “Air Guitar,” exploring the fringe culture of air guitar contests which have recently developed as an international sport conducted in front of large crowds. Eckstein received a BA in Fine Arts from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY in 2002, and currently lives and works as independent editorial photographer in NYC. When not traveling, he teaches photography for Common Ground, a non-profit arts organization in NYC.