Michael Danner was born in Reutlingen in 1967 and now lives in Berlin. He studied photography at Fachhochschule Bielefeld (Germany) and the University of Brighton (UK) and subsequently lived in London from 1997 to 2000.

Michael Danner works for a variety of magazines, agencies and corporate clients. His work has been exhibited widely both in Germany and abroad, has been awarded many prizes and is represented in a number of collections. He is a Lecturer for Photography at Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule.