Not sure of the source of this obituary. It was received from his
Josephus Daniels was a major factor in photography in this area since
the late 1970's and being a renown photographer himself starting in the
1940's. He also was a long time gallery owner in Carmel up until his
retirement in 2006. He has since moved out of the area back east. I was
told by some that knows him that he is now in his late 70s and his days.
He attended schools in Kentucky, North Carolina and Indiana. After
serving in the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Marine Corps, he studied at
Indiana University and the University of Louisville (Kentucky) and
received his degree in Philosophy, Art and English Literature from
Toledo University in Ohio in 1954.
Daniels worked as a freelance photographer in Washington, D.C., for the
Associated Press, Newsweek magazine and advertising agency contracts. On
AP assignment, he covered the funeral of John F. Kennedy and the
presidency of Diosdado Macapagal of the Philippines, covering
Macapagal’s state visits to Africa and Asia.
From 1964 to 1971, Daniels’ freelance assignments included coverage of
World Bank projects in Asia, the Philippine elections, Charles
Lindbergh’s wildlife conservation tour of the Philippines for the New
York Times, and visits to the Philippines by Lyndon Johnson, Richard
Nixon and Spiro Agnew. He provided special coverage of Malacca, the Sulu
Sea, Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia for Orientations magazine. He also worked
for the U.S. Information Agency’s Regional Center in Manila as a
writer/photographer on assignments throughout southeast Asia, Korea and
In the seventies, Daniels handled assignments in the United States for
encyclopedias and text books through a major New York agency emphasizing
medicine, agriculture and industry. In addition, he once again took up
serious work with portraiture and the figure.
Daniels and his wife, Jean, opened a gallery of fine art photographic
prints and portfolios in Carmel, California, in 1978, and in 1981 he
introduced his own photographic prints in a group show titled “Portrait
& Figure.” Daniels’ commercial work is widely sold through the New York
agencies: Photo Researchers and The Image Bank. He developed a portfolio
of figure studies for issue in late 1986.
In 2006, Daniels closed his Carmel gallery and moved east.
Josephus Daniels died Thursday, 1 August 2013.